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posted by Hannie on .
how would you solve this equation?
the measurement of a triangle is 2m more than the base. The area is 17.5m^2. Find the length of the base.

correction..:
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.. 
(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