Question

The base of a triangle is 2cm more than the height. The area of the triangle is . Find the base to the nearest tenth of a centimeter.

Attempt @ Solution

Area of Triangle =

Let x represent h (height), and let x represent b (base)

h = x

b = x + 2

Standard Form: a = 1, b= 2, c= 10

Sub in values into quadratic equation and solve for x which would give you the height, then add 2 to that value which would give you the base.

Is this correct ?