At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga. Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio. Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus. Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat.
ok so i have this word problem and i have it half done and i got stuck
... post the problem
A triangle has an are of 77 square inches. Find the length of the base if the base is 3 inches more than the height
okay... see the area of any triangle is A = 1/2 x (height) x (base) let the height be 'k'. then base = k+3 so, (1/2 )(k) (k+3) = 77 can you solve that now??
ok good just what i got!
what have you gotten for the answer?
hmm.. now i think you got stuck?? okay listen now.. multiply both sides by 2.... then simplify the LHS. and bring every term to the left side. you 'll find you have a very familiar kind of quadratic equation.. solve for 'k' if still having problems, i ll show how to solve it
plz do show how u r gonna solve it
okay you have an answer? post what you got. i ll verify it for you!
okay there it goes....|dw:1332799036998:dw| so, i get k+14=0 and k-11=0 so k= -14 or 11 NOW... length of a side cannot be *negative*. so "-14" CANNOT be a possible solution. so k=11 only now base was (k+3)... since we assumed k is the height. so, base= 11+3 = 14
:O makes sense...
lol u know just before u posted tht i figured out how stupid i was!
lol... we 're stupid "at times".. (ans some people like me all the time!!! :D :D :p)