## ammy1234 3 years ago Amy has a triangular flag. She wants to cut out a similar flag that has dimensions one-sixth of the original flag. If the area of the original flag is 2160 square inches, what is the area of the new flag that Amy cuts out? Answer 10 in2 20 in2 50 in2 60 in2

1. FoolForMath

Why do you delete your earlier question?

2. sasogeek

I believe it's 60... but please don't delete your earlier questions :) people might need it for reference :)

3. ammy1234

Arent you suppose to after you get answer?

4. ammy1234

oh ok sorry :(

5. sasogeek

nope :)

6. sasogeek

it's all good :) i believe you're fairly new here so just learn how things work around here, you'll get used to it :)

7. ammy1234

So you all think the answer is 60?

8. FoolForMath

saso, explain your thinking ;-)

9. sasogeek

lol well here's how i arrived at 60. 1/6 of 2160 = 360 and for some reason i divided by 6 and had 60. i'm trying to figure out why i divided by 6 but nothing is coming, maybe my brain was thinking ahead of me... ffm you might want to explain this mathematically...

10. FoolForMath

mathematically ? I can only guess :P

11. sasogeek

well 1/6 of 2160 is 360 and 1/6 of 360 is 60.... i'm not sure this is linked but well it's what i can think of :/ there should be something my brain did... i hate it when i get something right and idk how i got it.... sigh

12. ammy1234

as long as it is right thats al i care about haha thanks

13. sasogeek

well you should be concerned how the right answer was arrived at. if you should meet a similar question next time, i may not be there to help you

14. FoolForMath

May be she is better off guessing? :P

15. sasogeek

ffm... -_-

16. FoolForMath

haha saso :)

17. FoolForMath

Did you guys get it?

18. FoolForMath

anybody here?

19. sasogeek

no... :/

20. FoolForMath

lol, after I give you the answer, you guys will laugh :D

21. FoolForMath

I think Myin got it, she is just being silent

22. sasogeek

well...

23. FoolForMath

well ?

24. sasogeek

how is it 60...?

25. myininaya

how about you guys assume they are right triangles $A=\frac{1}{2}bh=2160 => \frac{1}{2}(6b_1)(6h_1)=2160 => \frac{1}{2}b_1h_1=60$

26. FoolForMath

area of the triangle is $$\frac12 \times$$base $$\times$$ altitude

27. myininaya

or i mean you don't have to assume right triangles lol

28. FoolForMath

Lol, I knew it :D this is really easy as pie :D

29. myininaya

more like cake

30. FoolForMath

lol yeah chocolate cake :D

31. sasogeek

so how come i tend to get the answer right yet idk how i even got there.... i know i didn't guess for sure... but this is weird

32. ammy1234

go answer my new question :)