Triangle Area

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Given your knowledge of the formula for the area of a triangle:

1) CREATE a formula for height (h) and

2) Find the height of a triangle with a base of 8.4" and an area of 29.82 sq.".

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Area of triangle = 1/2 bh 

... or A = 1/2 bh

Let's create a formula for height (h), given the base and area.  Simply, solve for h!

A = 1/2 bh           << multiply both sides by 2 >>

2A = bh              << divide both sides by b >>

h = 2A/b

So....

h = 2(29.82)/8.4  = 59.64/8.4 = 7.1"