# Math Help - Area of Shaded Triangle

1. ## Area of Shaded Triangle

Express the area of the shaded triangle in terms of "y".

I have attached a picture of the problem. As you can see, I have already tried to solve the problem, but to no avail. I cannot figure it out at all. Any ideas?

2. The answer is to be in terms of y.
Every point ont your line is $(4-2y,y)$
The width is $4-2y$ and the length is $y$.
What is the area?

3. Originally Posted by Plato
The answer is to be in terms of y.
Every point ont your line is $(4-2y,y)$
The width is $4-2y$ and the length is $y$.
What is the area?
So the width is $4y - 2y^2$? ok..I see it now.

4. Originally Posted by chrozer
So the width is $4y - 2y^2$? ok..I see it now.
No the area is $4y - 2y^2$.

5. Originally Posted by Plato
No the area is $4y - 2y^2$.
Ok yeah...sorry that's what I meant. Thanks alot.