Veronica made a triangle by taking an 8 1/2 ×



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Veronica made a triangle by taking an 8 1/2 × 11 sheet of paper and putting a dot at the top. She then drew lines from the bottom corners to the dot and cut along the lines (see diagram).
What is the area of the triangle that Veronica cut out?

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Skilled2021-08-16Added 81 answers

Note that an 8(12)×11 sheet of paper is measured in inches.
The area of a triangle with base b and corresponding height h is given by: A=(12)bh
Substitute b=8.5 in. and h=11 in.: A=(12)(8.5)(11)

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