# SOLUTION: what is the area of a triangle with a base = {{{3&5/8}}} and a height = {{{2&1/2}}}

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 Question 3675: what is the area of a triangle with a base = and a height = Found 2 solutions by Zenock, cleomenius:Answer by Zenock(15)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!To solve the problem use the formula for area of a triangle... Area of a triangle: You may have some difficulty here multiplying mixed numbers. The best option is to convert these. A B/C = so 3 5/8 = You can do the same time thing with 2 1/2. For example: Same problem different numbers... what is the area of a triangle with a base = 4 3/8 and a height = 3 1/2 You can leave it in this form or if you need to make it back into a mixed number: 32 goes into 245 7 times with a remainder of 21. So the answer is 7 21/32. There are other ways to do this problem as well. For instance... we could make the mixed fractions into an addition problems as so... 4 3/8 = (4+3/8) 3 1/2 = (3+1/2) and then do the following and so So: and so So: Which is 7 21/32. Pointless but might give some understanding. Answer by cleomenius(959)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!It is a good idea to convert your fractions to a more workable form: 3 5/8 = 29/8 2 1/2 = 5/2 1/2(29/8 * 5/2) = 1/2 (145/ 16) = 145/32 This works out to 4 and 17/32, our answer. cleomenius