#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?
#2
it doesn't matter!

any side can be the base.

a line drawn perpendicular to the base, defines the height.
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#4
base times height divide by two = area
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#5
Any side can be the base, LOL!
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#6
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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#7
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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.
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#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
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#11
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i wasnt aware that you could use one hand...DEL seems pretty far away from CTRL and ALT

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#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
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