Algebra

The base of triangle is 4cmgreater then the height, the area is 48cm squared. Find the height and the length of the base.

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  1. b = h + 4
    (1/2) b*h = 48

    Use substitution to solve for b and h.
    b*(b-4) = 96
    b^2 -4b -96 = 0
    (b-12)(b+8) = 0

    Take the positive root of the factored equation. Then solve for h using that root.

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