# math

Shark teeth are shape like a triangle. The height of a certain shark is 2cm longer than the base. The area is 24cm^2. Find the height and base

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1. base --- x cm
height -- x+2 cm

(1/2)(x)(x+2) = 24
x^2 + 2x - 48 = 0
(x+8)(x-6) = 0
x = -8 or x=6 , (x = -8 is rejected, can't have a negative base)

base is 6 cm
height is 8 cm

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