Posted by JESSICA on Sunday, December 2, 2007 at 7:06pm.
a rectangle and a triangle have equal areas. the lenght of the rectangle is 12 inches ,and its width is 8 inches. if the base of the triangle is 32inches,what is the lenght,in inches of the altitude drawn to the base?
a)12
b)16
c)6
d)8
d)9

math  Ms. Sue, Sunday, December 2, 2007 at 7:18pm
The area of the rectangle is 96 square inches.
The formula for finding the area of a triangle is A = 1/2bh
Solve for h.

math  JESSICA, Sunday, December 2, 2007 at 7:29pm
would the answer be 12?

math  Ms. Sue, Sunday, December 2, 2007 at 9:00pm
Let's see if 12 works.
96 = (32*12)/2
Nope that doesn't work, does it.
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