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a rectangle and a triangle have equal areas. the lenght of the rectangle is 12 inches ,and its width is 8 inches. if the base of the triangle is 32inches,what is the lenght,in inches of the altitude drawn to the base?
a)12
b)16
c)6
d)8
d)9

  • math -

    The area of the rectangle is 96 square inches.

    The formula for finding the area of a triangle is A = 1/2bh

    Solve for h.

  • math -

    would the answer be 12?

  • math -

    Let's see if 12 works.

    96 = (32*12)/2

    Nope that doesn't work, does it.

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