# Algebra Word Problem

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The base of a triangle is 3cm greater than the height. The area is 44cm^2. Find the height and length of the base.

The height of the triangle is_______ cm
The base of the traingle is_______cm

• Algebra Word Problem -

(1/2) b h = 44
so
b h = 88
but b = h + 3
so
(h+3)h = 88
h^2 + 3 h - 88 = 0
(h-8)(h+11) = 0
h = 8
take it from there

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