Elementary Geometry for College Students (6th Edition)

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Chapter 4 - Section 4.3 - The Rectangle, Square, and Rhombus - Exercises - Page 195: 40b

Answer

5

Work Step by Step

We use the Pythagorean theorem to obtain: $ AB = \sqrt{ 8^2 + 6^2} \\ AB = \sqrt{100} \\ AB = 10$ Thus: $CM=AM = .5AB \\ CM =.5(10) =5$
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