# Geometry: Right Triangles

posted by Anonymous

In my math homework, it is asking me to find the height of a triangle. Does anyone know how to find the height of a triangle?

If you could, could someone give me an example problem?

Thanks a lot!

1. Steve

pick any side as the base.
The height is the distance from the opposite vertex to the base.

In the case of a right triangle, since the legs are perpendicular, either leg could serve as the height.

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