A rectangle and a triangle have equal areas. The length of the rectangle is 12 inches, and its width is 8 inches. If the base of the triangle is 32 inches, what is the length, in inches, of the altitude drawn to the base?

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- Jan 15th 2007, 07:45 PMsymmetryAltitude Length
A rectangle and a triangle have equal areas. The length of the rectangle is 12 inches, and its width is 8 inches. If the base of the triangle is 32 inches, what is the length, in inches, of the altitude drawn to the base?

- Jan 15th 2007, 09:20 PMAfterShock
- Jan 16th 2007, 01:19 PMsymmetryok
So, basically we simply EQUATE the two formulas and simplify, right?