The area of a triangle is 33.6 square inches. If the height of the triangle is 4 inches, what is the length of the base?

Guest Apr 23, 2021

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Apr 23, 2021

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This is a problem where you have to have the formula in mind to work backwards and solve the problem.

Basically, we know that the area of a triangle is:

**A = 1/2 * B * H**

Where we have to solve for B.

So, we can input the numbers we already have into the equation:

**33.6 = 1/2 * 4 * B**

And then we just use simple algebra to solve it.

**33.6 = 2 * B**

*(Divide by two)*

**16.8 = B**

*So, the length of the base of the triangle is *__16.8 inches.__

NotGuest Apr 23, 2021