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Homework Help: Area of this triangle

  1. Dec 7, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    area of triangle with a base of: 2 & 3/4
    and a height of 4/9
    2. Relevant equations

    1/2 * (b*h)

    3. The attempt at a solution

    i used:
    1/2*(11/4 * 4/9) = 44/72 = 22/36 = 11/18
     
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  3. Dec 7, 2012 #2

    Mentallic

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    What you've done is correct given how you've described the problem. Are you just unsure about your answer? Because it's right.
     
  4. Dec 8, 2012 #3
    Yeah, I just want to make sure I was solving these problems correctly, and I had to have a confirm :) ,thankyou!
     
  5. Dec 8, 2012 #4

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    Just make sure the height is perpendicular (right angled) to the base. If you're taking the height as being slanted to the base, such as having an equilateral triangle with the length of a side given, you can't just say the height is the same length as the base.
     
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