In this lesson, you will learn how to solve a geometry problem using factoring. Specifically, you will learn how to find the height of a triangle when given the area and the length of the base. By using a formula for the area of a triangle, factoring a quadratic equation, and checking the answer, you will be able to determine the height of the triangle even when the picture is not to scale.
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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