Posted by **j** on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 7:29pm.

there is a triangle with a base of 2.4 m and both sides are 1.7 m. it is a right triangle. what the heck is the answer? i have an answer sheet and i know the answer is 41 but how do you get that answer?

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**Jim**, Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 7:32pm
well what the heck is the question!?

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**j**, Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 7:48pm
i need to find the area

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**Anonymous**, Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 7:55pm
A = B*H/2-what's the height?

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**Reiny**, Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 7:56pm
It is "almost" a right - angled triangle.

1.7^2 + 1.7^2 = 5.78

2.4^2 = 5.76 , close but not right-angled

anyway, ...

Area is(almost) = (1/2)base(height)

= (1/2)1.7(1.7) = 1.4

which is not what you gave.

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**j**, Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 8:03pm
FOUND IT

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