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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.
 2 years ago
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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bloodrain
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3The area of the rectangle \[8*5=40\] Equation for area of a triangle \[A=\frac{ 1 }{ 2 }bh\]

bloodrain
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3So a triangle with the same area as the rectangle must be twice the base and height as a rectangle

bloodrain
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3u understanding this?

bloodrain
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3ok what do you NOT understand then?

twilaswift
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The base of the triangle. Do I need to add or multiply or anything for it?

bloodrain
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3well if you already know the height (2) and area (half the area of the rectangle or 20in) you can figure out the base of the triangle by first multiplying the area by 2 (40) and then dividing it by the height (2) here are all the steps from beginning to end: for the rectangle \[A=bh\] \[A=8*5\] \[A=40\] for the triangle \[A=\frac{ 1 }{ 2 }bh\] \[40=\frac{ 1 }{ 2 }b2\]

bloodrain
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3now do the algebra to figure out b

twilaswift
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So I divided 40 by what? 2?

bloodrain
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3not sure just a moment

bloodrain
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3no im wrong let me try again

bloodrain
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3i have to go someone help please @ParthKohli

twilaswift
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so the base is 80 right?

bloodrain
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3i think so but not sure
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