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the measurement of a triangle is 2m more than the base. The area is 17.5m^2. Find the length of the base.

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    correction..:
    how would you solve this equation?

    the height of a triangle is 2m more than the base. The area is 17.5m^2. Find the length of the base.

    it's height.. not measurement..

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    (1/2) b h = 17.5
    (1/2) b (b+2) = 17.5
    b^2 + 2 b = 35
    b^2 + 2 b - 35 = 0
    (b - 5)(b+7) = 0
    b = 5
    h = 7

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