algebra 1 :(

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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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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