An artist is designing a kite like the one show below. Calculate the area to determine how much material she will need to create the kite.
We have two triangles....one with a height of 5 inches and the other with a height of 14 inches
And both have the same base = 7.5 inches
So.....the total area is just the area of both triangles =
(1/2) base ( 14 + 5) =
(1/2) (7.5) ( 19) = 71.25 square inches