# SOLUTION: A rectangle and a triangle have equal areas. The length of the rectangle is 12 inches, and its width is 8 inches. If the base of the triangle is 32 inches, what is the length, in i

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 Question 625852: A rectangle and a triangle have equal areas. The length of the rectangle is 12 inches, and its width is 8 inches. If the base of the triangle is 32 inches, what is the length, in inches, of the altitude drawn to the base? Answer by oscargut(891)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Area of the rectangle is equal to: 12*8 = 96 Area of the triangle is equal to 32(h)/2 = 16h Then: 16h = 96 h = 6 Answer: altitude = 6 inches You can make a Paypal payment for this help or send more problems to me at: mthman@gmail.com