## richardlong369 2 years ago Find the area of the triangle

1. richardlong369

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2. jennychan12

what is the 12cm?

3. richardlong369

height?

4. jennychan12

then what is 48 cm?

5. richardlong369

the base ?

6. richardlong369

A= 1/2 ( 48 x 12 ) ???

7. jennychan12

this triangle is impossible. if 48 is the base the hypotenuse cannot be less than 48

8. richardlong369

so no solution again r u fo show?????????????

9. jennychan12

wait. can u tell me what each of the four lengths are so i can make sure?

10. richardlong369

look at the diagram

11. jennychan12

there's four lengths. a triangle only has three.

12. mathstudent55

The question is the height is the height to which side?

13. jennychan12

|dw:1355808942077:dw| ^ this is possible

14. richardlong369

what thats not even the same problem

15. jennychan12

i just got rid of the 48 and flipped the triangle

16. BrittanyFrench7

area of a triangle is 1/2bh, so 1/2 (27)(12) that gives you what?

17. jennychan12

so i assume the 48 is just extra? in that case @BrittanyFrench7 is correct. A = 162 cm ^2

18. BrittanyFrench7

yupp! :)