# SOLUTION: a triangular garden has an area of 154 square feet. its height is 8 feet more than its base. find the measure of the base.

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Quadratic Equations Question 17775: a triangular garden has an area of 154 square feet. its height is 8 feet more than its base. find the measure of the base.Answer by xcentaur(357)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!area=154 sp feet=1/2bh h=b+8 then area becomes: 154=b(b+8)/2 154*2=b(b+8) 308=b^2+8b b^2+8b-308=0 (b-14)(b+22)=0 b=14,-22 length of base cannot be negative hence b=14 feet Hope this helps, Prabhat