If the area of a triangle with base X is equal to the area of a square with side X, then the altitude of triangle is
(a)
(b)X
(c)2x
(d)3x
What we are doing is this:
Since the base of the triangle is x, the side of the square is x, and we want these two areas to be the same, we see that we have the equation:
Solving for h, we get
Does this make sense?
--Chris
EDIT: I see...you just won't let Jhevon and I be called Flash...you want to be a part too, Chops...don't ya??