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the length of the base of a triangle is smaller than its base.the area of triangle is 1/2x^2+2x+3/2.what is he length of he base

the area is
1/2 (x^2 + 4x + 3)
(x+1)(x+3)/2
Not knowing the area, it's tough to figure what x is. But the base is (x+1)
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