uhhh ya im doin my homework and im supposed to find the area of
a triangle and its like sideways and im not sure which part is the base...is the base the flat part or is it always the bottom?
it kinds of looks like...

|\
| \
| /
| /
|/

just it isnt as slanted upward as that

ya so is the flat part on the side still the base....or is it the bottom that is?
it doesn't matter!

any side can be the base.

a line drawn perpendicular to the base, defines the height.
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make the longest side the base. it's just easier that way.
base times height divide by two = area
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Any side can be the base, LOL!
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any side can be the base. if it helps, try re-drawing the triangle, so it makes more sense to you
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base times height divide by two = area

or
``````abSinC
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2``````

although thats somewhat more advanced, if he doesnt know what the base is...
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^Thats the same thing, your man was just talking about the special case when SinC = 1, i.e. a is perpendicular to b.
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you need to integrate from 0 to to Y with respect to y of the top line minus the bottom
the area of a right triangle could be figured out by product of two legs and the sine of an included angle in half.

just thought you'd want to know =D
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1/2(SideA)(SideB)(SinAngleC) can get you any area of a triangle if you have that information. But more simplisticly the base is just the bottom side
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