# SOLUTION: For a right triangle, what is the area with side A of 12 and the side B of 10?

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 Question 237317: For a right triangle, what is the area with side A of 12 and the side B of 10?Found 2 solutions by eggsarecool, solver91311:Answer by eggsarecool(46)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!The area of a triangle is Now for a right triangle sides A=12 and B=10 are the base and the height. So your area is So the area of your triangle is 60. Answer by solver91311(16868)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! The area of a triangle is given by: where is the base and is the height. The typical way to label a right triangle is to label the acute angles and , the right angle , the leg opposite angle is , the leg opposite angle is , and the hypotenuse is . If what you are calling side and side are the legs of the triangle, then you can call one of them the base and the other the height (and it doesn't matter which is which). On the other hand, if one of them is actually the hypotenuse, then you will have to use Pythagoras to calculate the measure of the unknown leg. John