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A sail is in the form of a right triangle that is three times as high as it is wide. The sail is made from 24 square meters of material. WHAT IS ITS HEIGHT??? Remember...a=1/2bh

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  1. timo86m
    • 3 years ago
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    Use pythogorean theorem i guess.

  2. elizabeth.a.fairweather
    • 3 years ago
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    dont know what that means lol

  3. JakeV8
    • 3 years ago
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    area, A = 24 = (1/2)bh and the problem tells you that height is 3 times width (which is base), so h = 3w = 3b

  4. elizabeth.a.fairweather
    • 3 years ago
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    ? h=3w=3b?

  5. elizabeth.a.fairweather
    • 3 years ago
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    ??????? that doesnt make sense to me can you help me more with how to solve that again ugh

  6. kwo8
    • 3 years ago
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    Area = 0.5 * Base * Height The question tells you that the height is 3 times the base. substitute what you know into the equation and you should only have one variable left. Solve for that variable.

  7. akash_809
    • 3 years ago
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    |dw:1348814661954:dw| Area=1/2 (x) (3x) =3/2 x^2 =24 --->x^2=16...x=4...height =3x...

  8. akash_809
    • 3 years ago
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    @elizabeth.a.fairweather do you get it

  9. akash_809
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    @elizabeth.a.fairweather height =3x =12

  10. elizabeth.a.fairweather
    • 3 years ago
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    yes that does make sense thank you

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