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Posted by **pj** on Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 4:49pm.

The base of a triangle is 3cm greater than the height. The area is 44cm^2. Find the height and length of the base.

The height of the triangle is_______ cm

The base of the traingle is_______cm

- Algebra Word Problem -
**Damon**, Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 5:09pm(1/2) b h = 44

so

b h = 88

but b = h + 3

so

(h+3)h = 88

h^2 + 3 h - 88 = 0

(h-8)(h+11) = 0

h = 8

take it from there

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