#1

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?

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?

#2

it doesn't matter!

a line drawn

**any**side can be the base.a line drawn

*perpendicular*to the base, defines the height.
#3

make the longest side the base. it's just easier that way.

#4

base times height divide by two = area

#5

Any side can be the base, LOL!

#6

any side can be the base. if it helps, try re-drawing the triangle, so it makes more sense to you

*Last edited by midi pure at Mar 21, 2007,*

#7

base times height divide by two = area

or

```
abSinC
------
2
```

although thats somewhat more advanced, if he doesnt know what the base is...

#8

^Thats the same thing, your man was just talking about the special case when SinC = 1, i.e. a is perpendicular to b.

Math = BORING!!

Math = BORING!!

#9

you need to integrate from 0 to to Y with respect to y of the top line minus the bottom

#10

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

just thought you'd want to know =D

#11

u fail math. u fail at life.

#12

u fail at english.u fail math. u fail at life.

#13

1/2 base multipled by the height of the triangle.

it is generally easiest to use the longest side as the base and then measure the height at a ninety degree angle from your selected base to the opposite vertex.

it is generally easiest to use the longest side as the base and then measure the height at a ninety degree angle from your selected base to the opposite vertex.

#14

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