afritts1987

10-21-2008, 01:54 PM

The height of a triangle is 8 inches less than its base. The area of the triangle is 192 square inches. The height of the triangle is______ inches and the base of the triangle is ________ inches?

Now for the equation I got ....

192= 1/2b(b-8). Although from here on out somehow I am having trouble executing the equation. I believe the next thing I do is distrubute the b to b-8.

192=1/2b^2-8b. But from here on out I'm confused as what to do.

Now for the equation I got ....

192= 1/2b(b-8). Although from here on out somehow I am having trouble executing the equation. I believe the next thing I do is distrubute the b to b-8.

192=1/2b^2-8b. But from here on out I'm confused as what to do.