# Math

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Bernice made a kite by putting 2 triangles together the base of each triangles is 9 inches The height of each triangles is 12 inches and the height of the other triangle is 16 inches What is the area of the kite?show your work.!!!

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hint the area of a triangle is 1/2 bh

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"The height of each triangles is 12 inches . . ."

Do you mean the height of ONE triangle is 12 inches?

The base and height of one triangle are 9 and 12 inches.
9 * 12 = 108
1/2 * 108 = 54 square inches

Now, do the same math for the other triangle and add the two together.

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yes sorry i did meen one triangle....
so will i take 9*16=? and then
1/2*?=? square inches

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Right.

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so heres my anser
9*16=144
1/2*144=72SQUARE INCHES

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Yes. The second triangle's area is 72 square inches.

Now, add 54 and 72 to find the total area of the kite.

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