Posted by **Yog** on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 7:30pm.

Ted's patio is the shape of a right triangle. Tell how he should determine the area of the patio.

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 7:31pm
b = base

h = height

A = 1/2 * bh

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**Caine**, Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 7:32pm
Area of a triangle is equal to base times height

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**Caine**, Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 7:33pm
Sorry one half of that

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**Yog**, Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 7:39pm
So do you mean that I should multiply the base (7) by the height (18)?

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 7:51pm
Yes. Then divide the product by 2.

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