## TheQube1 one year ago How do I find the area of this? FAN & MEDAL TO BEST ANSWER

1. TheQube1

2. anonymous

Multiply the width times the height the divide by two I believe

3. anonymous

Since they do not give you the base length aka width I have no clue?

4. TheQube1

I have no Idea either :/ @Zack_

5. campbell_st

ok.... the base of the right triangle can be found by using pythagoras' theorem you are finding a shorter side... call it b so the theorem says $b^2 = 17^2 - 8^2$ solve for b. when you get the base, you can then find the area... using $A = \frac{1}{2} \times base \times height$ hope it helps

6. TheQube1

thank you!