anonymous
  • anonymous
a sail is in the form of a right triangle that is 3 times as high as it is wide. the sail is made from 6 square meters of material. what is the height
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misty1212
  • misty1212
HI!!
misty1212
  • misty1212
we need a variable for the width. what do you want to call it?
anonymous
  • anonymous
Area of a Triangle = 1/2 * bh The base can be x and the height 3x So, 6 = 1/2 * x(3x) 6 = 1/2 * 3x^2 12 = 3x^2 4 = x^2 x = 2

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anonymous
  • anonymous
i usually use x
misty1212
  • misty1212
ok then, but @sunnyshores pretty much gave you the complete answer using \(x\) as the width, so your answer is above
anonymous
  • anonymous
thanks for helping

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