# Math

how do i find the height of a triangle
the base is 18 inches, the angled side is 82 inches and it is a right triangle

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1. 1/2 bh

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2. i don't have the height would i use 82 the slanted side

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3. no
height is measured as a perpendicular, not as a "slanted" height.
So use Pythagoras to find the height h
h^2 + 18^2 = 82^2

solve for h, then use bh/2

(you should get 720)

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4. both sides are "slanted" and i need the height explain in a way an 8th grader would understand please

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