## Algebra 1: Common Core (15th Edition)

The area of a triangle can be found by using the formula A =1/2(b)(h). b represents the length of the base of the triangle. h represents the height of the triangle. A represents the area of the triangle: A is given as 32 ft, and h is given as 4 ft. Plug these values into your formula, giving you: 32= $\frac{1}{2}$(b) $\times$4 Next, divide both sides by 4 leaving you with: 8=$\frac{1}{2}$(b) After that, multiply by 2 to get ride of the coefficient in front of b leaving you with the answer: b = 16 ft