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# The Area of a Triangle

## To find the area of a triangle, use the following formula

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The area of a triangle is always  half the product of the height and base.

$Area = \frac{1}{2} (base \cdot height )$

## So which side is the base?

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### Explanation of the Area of a Triangle

Example 1
What is the area of the triangle picutred below?
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Practice Problems

Find the area of each triangle below. Round each answer to the nearest tenth of a unit.
Problem 1
What is the area of the triangle in the following picture?
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Problem 2
Calculate the area of the triangle pictured below.
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Problem 3
Calculate the area of the triangle pictured below.
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Problem 4
Calculate the area of the triangle pictured below.
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Problem 5
Calculate the area of the triangle pictured below.
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Problem 6
What is the area of the following triangle?
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Problem 7
What is the area of the following triangle?
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Problem 8
What is the area of the following triangle?
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Problem 9
What is the area of the following triangle?
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