Basic Geometry : How to find the area of a right triangle

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Example Questions

Example Question #31 : How To Find The Area Of A Right Triangle

Find the area of a right triangle with leg lengths of  and .

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Recall how to find the area of a right triangle:

Because the legs of the right triangle form a right angle, the legs are also the base and the height.

1

To find the area of the right triangle, just plug in the values for the lengths of the legs into the equation given above.

Simplify.

Solve.

Example Question #32 : How To Find The Area Of A Right Triangle

Find the area of a right triangle with leg lengths of  and .

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Recall how to find the area of a right triangle:

Because the legs of the right triangle form a right angle, the legs are also the base and the height.

1

To find the area of the right triangle, just plug in the values for the lengths of the legs into the equation given above.

Simplify.

Solve.

Reduce.

Example Question #33 : How To Find The Area Of A Right Triangle

Find the area of a right triangle with leg lengths of  and .

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Recall how to find the area of a right triangle:

Because the legs of the right triangle form a right angle, the legs are also the base and the height.

1

To find the area of the right triangle, just plug in the values for the lengths of the legs into the equation given above.

Simplify.

Solve.

Example Question #34 : How To Find The Area Of A Right Triangle

Find the area of a right triangle with leg lengths of  and .

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Recall how to find the area of a right triangle:

Because the legs of the right triangle form a right angle, the legs are also the base and the height.

1

To find the area of the right triangle, just plug in the values for the lengths of the legs into the equation given above.

Simplify.

Solve.

Example Question #35 : How To Find The Area Of A Right Triangle

Find the area of a right triangle with leg lengths of  and .

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Recall how to find the area of a right triangle:

Because the legs of the right triangle form a right angle, the legs are also the base and the height.

1

To find the area of the right triangle, just plug in the values for the lengths of the legs into the equation given above.

Simplify.

Solve.

Example Question #36 : How To Find The Area Of A Right Triangle

Find the area of a right triangle with leg lengths of  and .

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Recall how to find the area of a right triangle:

Because the legs of the right triangle form a right angle, the legs are also the base and the height.

1

To find the area of the right triangle, just plug in the values for the lengths of the legs into the equation given above.

Simplify.

Solve.

Example Question #37 : How To Find The Area Of A Right Triangle

Find the area of a right triangle with leg lengths of  and .

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Recall how to find the area of a right triangle:

Because the legs of the right triangle form a right angle, the legs are also the base and the height.

1

To find the area of the right triangle, just plug in the values for the lengths of the legs into the equation given above.

Simplify.

Solve.

Example Question #38 : How To Find The Area Of A Right Triangle

Find the area of a right triangle with leg lengths of  and .

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Recall how to find the area of a right triangle:

Because the legs of the right triangle form a right angle, the legs are also the base and the height.

1

To find the area of the right triangle, just plug in the values for the lengths of the legs into the equation given above.

Simplify.

Solve.

Example Question #39 : How To Find The Area Of A Right Triangle

Find the area of a right triangle with leg lengths of  and .

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Recall how to find the area of a right triangle:

Because the legs of the right triangle form a right angle, the legs are also the base and the height.

1

To find the area of the right triangle, just plug in the values for the lengths of the legs into the equation given above.

Simplify.

Solve.

Example Question #40 : How To Find The Area Of A Right Triangle

Find the area of a right triangle with leg lengths of  and .

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Recall how to find the area of a right triangle:

Because the legs of the right triangle form a right angle, the legs are also the base and the height.

1

To find the area of the right triangle, just plug in the values for the lengths of the legs into the equation given above.

Simplify.

Solve.

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