If the altitude is drawn to the hypotenuse of a right triangle, then the two triangles formed are similar to the original triangle and to each other.

In the below example, we can see △CBD ~ △ABC, △ACD ~ △ABC, and △CBD ~ △ACD

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If the altitude is drawn to the hypotenuse of a right triangle, then the two triangles formed are similar to the original triangle and to each other.

In the below example, we can see △CBD ~ △ABC, △ACD ~ △ABC, and △CBD ~ △ACD