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

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Example Questions

Example Question #41 : 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.

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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 #42 : 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 #43 : 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 #44 : 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 #45 : How To Find The Area Of A Right Triangle

Find the area.

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Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Recall how to find the area of a triangle:

Since this is a right triangle, the base and the height are the two leg lengths given.

Example Question #46 : How To Find The Area Of A Right Triangle

Find the area.

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Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Recall how to find the area of a triangle:

Since this is a right triangle, the base and the height are the two leg lengths given.

Example Question #47 : How To Find The Area Of A Right Triangle

Find the area.

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Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Recall how to find the area of a triangle:

Since this is a right triangle, the base and the height are the two leg lengths given.

Example Question #48 : How To Find The Area Of A Right Triangle

Find the area.

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Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Recall how to find the area of a triangle:

Since this is a right triangle, the base and the height are the two leg lengths given.

Example Question #49 : How To Find The Area Of A Right Triangle

Find the area.

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Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Recall how to find the area of a triangle:

Since this is a right triangle, the base and the height are the two leg lengths given.

Example Question #50 : How To Find The Area Of A Right Triangle

Find the area.

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Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Recall how to find the area of a triangle:

Since this is a right triangle, the base and the height are the two leg lengths given.

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