A triangular region is bounded by the two coordinate axes and the line given by the equation 2x + y = 8 . What is the area of the region, in square units?
Since we have a triangle
When x = 0 , y = 8 ⇒ this is the height of the triangle
When y = 0, x = 4 ⇒ this is the base of the triangle
Area = (1/2) base * height =
(1/2) (4) (8) =