Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Algebraic Expressions - 1.1 Introduction to Algebra - 1.1 Exercise Set: 27

Answer

15 square centimeters

Work Step by Step

We are asked to find the area of the triangular tooth for $b=5$ and $h=6$. We know that the area of a triangle can be calculated as $A=\frac{bh}{2}$. We can plug in directly to evaluate. $A=\frac{bh}{2}=\frac{5\times6}{2}=\frac{30}{2}=\frac{30\div2}{2\div2}=\frac{15}{1}=15$ square centimeters
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