# SOLUTION: If the base of a triangle increases by 5% and its corresponding altitude decreases by 5%, by what percent does the area of the triangle change?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Triangles Question 357025: If the base of a triangle increases by 5% and its corresponding altitude decreases by 5%, by what percent does the area of the triangle change?Answer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15746)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!If the base of a triangle increases by 5% and its corresponding altitude decreases by 5%, by what percent does the area of the triangle change? : A1 = .5*b*h Assume b & h = 1 A1 = .5, original area : New b = 1.05; new h = .95 A2 = .5*1.05*.95 A2 = .49875; new area : .5 - .49875 = .00125; less area : * 100 = .25% reduction in area