The area of a triangle is 45 feet squared. If the base of the triangle is 4 less than half the height, what is the height and base of the trangle? :confused:

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- Mar 30th 2006, 12:17 PMleesh2009[SOLVED] algebra word problems
The area of a triangle is 45 feet squared. If the base of the triangle is 4 less than half the height, what is the height and base of the trangle? :confused:

- Mar 30th 2006, 02:20 PMThePerfectHackerQuote:

Originally Posted by**leesh2009**

then is the base.

Since, area is 45 and you know that,

Thus,

Thus, open parantheses,

Now, multiply this by 4 to get,

Thus,

Thus,

Thus,

reject the negative.

Thus,