A rectangle that is 8 inches long and 5 inches wide has the same area as a triangle that is 2 inches high. What is the base of the triangle? Show and explain each step to find the answer.

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The area of the rectangle \[8*5=40\]
Equation for area of a triangle \[A=\frac{ 1 }{ 2 }bh\]

So a triangle with the same area as the rectangle must be twice the base and height as a rectangle

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