WP4-Solve triangle if you know area

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This is a Word Problem you solve by writing an equation and factoring. Word Problem 4 -Area of a Triangle-The height of a triangle is 4 inches more than twice the length of the base. The area of the triangle is 35 square inches. Find the height of the triangle.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How can you find the height of a triangle in inches if the height of the triangle is 4 inches more than twice the length of the base, and the area is 35 in^2?
  • How do you solve geometry word problems by writing, factoring, and solving quadratic equations?
  • How do you know when you can eliminate an answer that does not make sense in a word problem?
  • How can you check to make sure that your answer is correct in a word problem?
  • How do you solve 35 = B^2 + 2B?
  • Staff Review

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    This problem is another classic word problem in Algebra 2, in which you must know the formula for the area of a triangle and write out a quadratic equation and solve it to find the missing information. This tutorial will really help you learn how to solve word problems in an advanced Algebra course.