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Posted by **Hannie** on Sunday, July 13, 2008 at 8:04pm.

the measurement of a triangle is 2m more than the base. The area is 17.5m^2. Find the length of the base.

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**Hannie**, Sunday, July 13, 2008 at 8:07pmcorrection..:

how would you solve this equation?

the height of a triangle is 2m more than the base. The area is 17.5m^2. Find the length of the base.

it's height.. not measurement..

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**Damon**, Sunday, July 13, 2008 at 9:58pm(1/2) b h = 17.5

(1/2) b (b+2) = 17.5

b^2 + 2 b = 35

b^2 + 2 b - 35 = 0

(b - 5)(b+7) = 0

b = 5

h = 7

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