Suppose you have a sailboat with one triangular sail. The base of the sail is 4x feet and it's height is 3x + 10 feet. Write a binomial that in terms of x for the area of the sail. Hint: The area of a triangle is 1/2 of the area of a rectangle.

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- Aug 3rd 2005, 12:35 PMleleirvinbinomials
Suppose you have a sailboat with one triangular sail. The base of the sail is 4x feet and it's height is 3x + 10 feet. Write a binomial that in terms of x for the area of the sail. Hint: The area of a triangle is 1/2 of the area of a rectangle.

- Aug 3rd 2005, 07:58 PMMath HelpQuote:

Originally Posted by**leleirvin**

1/2((4x)(3x+10))

or

6x^2 +20x square feet