Area of a Right Triangle

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In this lesson, we learned how to find the area of a right triangle. By treating it as half of a rectangle, we can use the formula for the area of a rectangle and multiply it by 1.5 to get the area of the triangle. We also learned that the length and width can be interchanged and that base times height can be an alternative way to find the area.

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Find the area of a right triangle

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  • How do I find the area of a right triangle?
  • What is the area of a right triangle with a base of 4.5 and a height of 6.5?
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    The teacher shows how to find the area of a right triangle in this lesson.