Posted by erika on .
Bernice made a kite by putting 2 triangles together the base of each triangles is 9 inches The height of each triangles is 12 inches and the height of the other triangle is 16 inches What is the area of the kite?show your work.!!!

Math 
erika,
hint the area of a triangle is 1/2 bh

Math 
Ms. Sue,
"The height of each triangles is 12 inches . . ."
Do you mean the height of ONE triangle is 12 inches?
The base and height of one triangle are 9 and 12 inches.
9 * 12 = 108
1/2 * 108 = 54 square inches
Now, do the same math for the other triangle and add the two together.
We'll be glad to check your answer. 
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erika,
yes sorry i did meen one triangle....
so will i take 9*16=? and then
1/2*?=? square inches 
Math 
Ms. Sue,
Right.

Math 
erika,
so heres my anser
9*16=144
1/2*144=72SQUARE INCHES 
Math 
Ms. Sue,
Yes. The second triangle's area is 72 square inches.
Now, add 54 and 72 to find the total area of the kite.