A gardener wants to create a triangular garden in the shape of a right triangle with shortest side length x – 2y ft. and the middle length side x + 3y ft. What is an algebraic expression for the area of the garden? Be sure to multiply this out and express in simplest correct mathematical form, including units.

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a = 1/2(base)*(height), so: 1/2(x-2y ft)*(x+3y ft) =
(x^2 -6y^2 + xy)/2 ft^2

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