A landscape designer uses 8-foot timbers to form a pattern of isosceles triangles along the wall of a building. If the area of each triangle is 24 square feet, and the two equal sides are 8 feet each, what is the base?
So this is the problem:
Side A = 8 feet
Side B = 8 feet
Side C = X
Area = 24 square feet
Could someone answer this and explain how the answer was found?
I'm currently studying modeling with Linear and Quadratic Functions if that helps.