posted by Jake on .
The area of a triangle varies jointly as its base and altitude. By what percent will the area change if the base is increased by 15% and the altitude decreased by 25%?
A1 = 0.5bh,
A2 = 1.15*0.5b*1.25h = 0.71875bh.
A2 / A1 = 0.71875bh / 0.5bh = 1.4375 =
% Change = 143.75 - 100 = 43.75.