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shark's teeth are shaped like triangles . the height of a tooth of a certain shark is 2cm longer than the base . the area is 12cm2 find the height and base.

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  1. the area of a triangle=(1/2)(base)(height)
    12cm^2=(1/2)(base)(base+2)
    12=(1/2)(b)(b+2)
    solve for b. Then solve for height by plugging by into the first equation.

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