Geometry: Common Core (15th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0133281159
ISBN 13: 978-0-13328-115-6

Chapter 10 - Area - 10-1 Areas of Parallelograms and Triangles - Lesson Check: 3

Answer

The area of the triangle is $30 in^2$.

Work Step by Step

The formula that we need to use to solve for the area of the triangle is: $A=1/2 bh$ I am first going to convert the length of the base and the hypotenuse into inches. BASE: $1ft=12in$ HYPOTENUSE: $1 ft 1 in. = 13in$ I am going to plug in the numbers into the formula: $A=1/2bh$ $A= 1/2(12)(5)$ $A=1/2(60)$ $A=30$ The area of the given triangle with the base of 12 and the height of 5 equals: 30in^2
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