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mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Do you know the formula for the area of a triangle?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0no i dont understand any of this? :

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1The area of a triangle is found using this formula: \(\large A = \dfrac{bh}{2} \) where A = area, b = length of base, and h = height

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1The formula shows that to find the area of a triangle, you multiply the base by the height and divide by 2. Ok so far?

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Any side of the triangle can be considered a base. Once you choose a side to be the base, then the height is the perpendicular distance from that side (or the line that contains the side) to the opposite vertex.

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Start with this triangle and choose the side labeled base as the base. dw:1439843757866:dw

mathstudent55
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Then the height is the segment labeled height below. Notice the height is perpendicular to the base and goes to the opposite vertex of the triangle. dw:1439843838511:dw
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