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The height of a triangle is 4 centimeters greater than the base. The area of the triangle is 240 square centimeters. Find the length of the base and the height of the triangle.

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Juliabellesimar

Well, the formula for area if a triangle is length x height divided by two. So you work backwards using the given area of the triangle.

monicabaugh

so (1/2)base times height = area height=x+4 base=x x/2 times x+4=240 multiply both sides by 2 x+x+4=480 2x+4=480 subtract 4 from both sides 2x=476 base=238 cm height=238+4=242

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