richardlong369
Find the area of the triangle



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richardlong369
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jennychan12
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what is the 12cm?

richardlong369
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height?

jennychan12
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then what is 48 cm?

richardlong369
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the base ?

richardlong369
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A= 1/2 ( 48 x 12 ) ???

jennychan12
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this triangle is impossible. if 48 is the base the hypotenuse cannot be less than 48

richardlong369
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so no solution again r u fo show?????????????

jennychan12
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wait.
can u tell me what each of the four lengths are so i can make sure?

richardlong369
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look at the diagram

jennychan12
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there's four lengths. a triangle only has three.

mathstudent55
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The question is the height is the height to which side?

jennychan12
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^ this is possible

richardlong369
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what thats not even the same problem

jennychan12
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i just got rid of the 48 and flipped the triangle

BrittanyFrench7
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area of a triangle is 1/2bh, so 1/2 (27)(12) that gives you what?

jennychan12
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so i assume the 48 is just extra?
in that case @BrittanyFrench7 is correct.
A = 162 cm ^2

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yupp! :)