# SOLUTION: if the height and area of a triangle increase by 20% and 8%respectively , find the % change in the base of the triangle?

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Triangles Question 360710: if the height and area of a triangle increase by 20% and 8%respectively , find the % change in the base of the triangle?Answer by Alan3354(31507)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!b & h = base and height before the increase B & H = after ----------- area = bh/2 1.08*bh/2 = BH/2 = B*h*1.2/2 0.54bh = 0.6*h*B 54b = 60B B = b*(54/60) B = 0.9b Change = 10% decrease