Math

Sharon made a scale drawing of a triangular park. The coordinates for the vertices of
the park are:
(– 10, 5)
(15, 5)
(10, 12)
Her scale is 1 unit = 1 meter.
What is the area of the triangular park in square meters?
How do you find the answer?

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  1. A quick sketch shows that your base is 25 units and the height is 7 units

    area = (1/2)(25)(7) = 87.5 units^2

    or 87.5 m^2

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  3. how did you know the base was 25 units and the height was 7 units?

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