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If the perimeter of an equilateral triangle is P, what is the altitude of the triangle in terms of P?

A. p/6

B. p/3

C. $$\frac{p\sqrt{3}}{2}$$

D. $$p\sqrt{3}$$

E. $$\frac{p\sqrt{3}}{6}$$

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Solution

Given:
• Perimeter of an equilateral triangle = P

To find:
• The altitude of the triangle, in terms of P

Approach and Working:
As the perimeter of the equilateral triangle is P,
• Length of each side = $$\frac{P}{3}$$
• Therefore, length of the altitude = $$\frac{√3}{2} * \frac{P}{3} = \frac{P√3}{6}$$

Hence, the correct answer is option E.

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Bunuel wrote:
If the perimeter of an equilateral triangle is P, what is the altitude of the triangle in terms of P?

A. p/6

B. p/3

C. $$\frac{p\sqrt{3}}{2}$$

D. $$p\sqrt{3}$$

E. $$\frac{p\sqrt{3}}{6}$$

height of equilaterla triangele ' √3 * side / 2
so here side = P /3
so height = $$\frac{p\sqrt{3}}{6}$$
IMO E
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