## anonymous one year ago )Dawn is making an abstract painting with two triangles. The dimensions of the painting are shown below: Two triangles share the same height of 8 inches. One triangle has a base of 6 inches and the other is 10 inches. The total area of the two triangles is _____ square inches.

1. anonymous

I got 480 inch I want someone to check my answer :3 I will fan and medal

2. anonymous

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3. anonymous

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4. mathstudent55

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5. mathstudent55

You can do this 2 ways. 1. Calculate the area of each triangle and add them together. $$A = \dfrac{bh}{2}$$ $$A = \dfrac{6 \times 8}{2} + \dfrac{10 \times 8}{2} = 24 + 40 = 64 in.^2$$

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7. anonymous

yep the answer will be 64

8. mathstudent55

2. Calculate the area of the big triangle. $$A = \dfrac {bh}{2} = \dfrac{(6 + 10)8}{2} = \dfrac{16 \times 8}{2} = 64 ~in.^2$$\)

9. anonymous

Ok thank you