Intermediate Algebra
posted by ladybug on .
A gardner wants to create a triangular garden in the shape of a right triangle with shaortest side length
x8y ft and the middle length side
x+6y ft. What is an algebraic expression for the area of the garden? Be sure to multiply this out and express in simplist correct mathematical form, including units.

A =(x8y)(x+6y) / 2
A = (x^2 + 6xy  8xy 48y^2)/2
A = (x^2  2xy  48y^2)/2
A = (1/2)x^2 xy  24y^2 Sq. Ft.