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

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**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.

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

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**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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