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SOLUTION: What is the altitude of an equilateral triangle with side length of 6 yards. What is the area?
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Question 394352
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What is the altitude of an equilateral triangle with side length of 6 yards. What is the area?
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When you draw the altitude, you divide the equilateral triangle into two right
triangles. In one of the right triangles, one of the legs is
, the other
leg is the altitude, and the hypotenuse is
.
So you use the
:
let altitude be
one leg squared plus the other leg squared = the hypotenuse squared.
Which you simplify to
times the
Altitude
The area is half the product of base and height.
base