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The height of a triangle is 8m less than the base. the area is 10m^2. Find the height and base.



I really need help on just turning this word problem into an equation!

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asked by nicole
  1. h = height
    h+8=base
    A = 1/2*h*b=10
    10 = 1/2(h)(h+8)
    Solve for h.

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