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did you try drawing a picture?

what's the area of a triangle in terms of height and base?

actually you dont really need a picture
A=1/2b*h

Ok so what's next?

so you have an equation for b and h

you need one more equation, since you have two unknowns.

Ok..

"a height 10ft greater than it's base."
try to write an equation based on that statement

I have no clue lol

i get lost on these problems

if b is 6 what is h?

10

because 10 is 10 more than 6?

yes

what's 6 plus 10

16

so 16 is 10 more than 6

if b=6 h=16

if b=7 h=?

16

because 16 is 10 more than 7...

so my answer is 7, 16

this was fun.

the computer again said that was wrong?

??

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so what is my answer?

for the base and heig

t?

You have to solve for x.

X(x+10) / 2??

now?

\[72=\frac{ 1 }{ 2 }x(x+h)\]
Do you know how to solve for x?

Yes but it comes out to be like a square root.. I'm not stupid or anything

prove it.

prove what?

wow.

Um excuse me Mrs. wrong answer giver Algebraic I can block u also...

Ok, what did you do so far?

when I divided the equation u told me to divide i got 2 big square roots

?
Can you show me the steps? Draw or write it out.

I'm not even sure if i worked it right? I put it in my calcuator

If you don't mind me asking, what math are you taking?

Intermediate.

Is there a particular subject? On the cover of your textbook? Have you learned about distribution?

Also, how did you type x(x+10) in your calculator...

Have u ever used a graphing calucator?? u can type that in to that

what did you get for a base?

Yes the particular subject is intermediate math i believe i said that

I don't even know now people are making me mad on here tonight

well assuming you have a graphing calculator
i put down
(1/2)(x(x+10))-72
find when y=0
and got x=8

ok

sorry for above
shouldve check this sooner

huh?

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duh ok i already knew that.... ...... but is that my base or height????

It's nothing, you have to solve for x first. It's just an equation so you find your base and height.

Ok did i just not solve this same one though?

Which other equation did you solve?

I thought i just solved this one

x=-18,8 ???? is that right

well the base cant be negative
so just x=8

Measurements of an object can be negative.
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so my base is 8 and my height is -18???

so much fail.

what?

Oops typo there, I mean CAN'T

Denebel u have me lost...

the height was 10 more than the base
if the base if 8
8+10 =18
case closed

so my base is 18 and my height is 10?

@completeidiot Also has to satisfy A=72

no...
base is 8 height is 18......
8*18=144
144/2=72
GAHHHHHHHH

Oops sorry
My brain is wacked.
I typed it in my calculator wrong.

LOL Yes @KE8717504 , completeidiot is correct

THANK YOU SO MUCH @completeidiot