Chapter 8.2, Problem 20E

### Elementary Geometry For College St...

7th Edition
Alexander + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337614085

Chapter
Section

### Elementary Geometry For College St...

7th Edition
Alexander + 2 others
ISBN: 9781337614085
Textbook Problem

# In a triangle whose area is 72 in2, the base has a length of 8 in. Find the length of the corresponding altitude.

To determine

To Find:

The length of the altitude of the triangle when its’ area and base are provided.

Explanation

Formula Used:

The area A of a triangle whose base has length b and whose corresponding altitude has length h is given by A=12bh.

Calculation:

It is given that the area (A) and base length (b) of triangle are 72 in2 and 8 in.

Let the length of the altitude be h

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