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there is a triangle with a base of 2.4 m and both sides are 1.7 m. it is a right triangle. what the heck is the answer? i have an answer sheet and i know the answer is 41 but how do you get that answer?

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    well what the heck is the question!?

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    i need to find the area

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    A = B*H/2-what's the height?

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    It is "almost" a right - angled triangle.

    1.7^2 + 1.7^2 = 5.78
    2.4^2 = 5.76 , close but not right-angled

    anyway, ...
    Area is(almost) = (1/2)base(height)
    = (1/2)1.7(1.7) = 1.4

    which is not what you gave.

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    FOUND IT

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