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# What effect does doubling the base of a triangle have on the area?

Updated: 10/24/2023

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9y ago

Doubling the base of a triangle while keeping the height constant will double the area of the triangle. The area of a triangle is directly proportional to its base length, so increasing the base length by a factor of 2 will result in the area being multiplied by 2 as well.

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9y ago

Doubling the base, but leaving the height unchanged, will double the area.

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### What is the effect on the area of a triangle if the base is doubled and the height is cut in half?

There is no change in the area. Doubling the base and halving the height gives the same area. The formula for area of a triangle is A = bh/2 1/2 (base x height) Example: base 5, height 8 A = (5 * 8)/ 2 = 20 base 10, height 4 A = (10 * 4)/2 = 20

### If the base of a triangle is doubled but the height remains the same how does the area change?

Area = 1/2 x base x height The area of a triangle is directly proportional to its base (and also, actually, to it's height). Therefore, any change to the base (or it's height) is directly conferred onto that triangle's area. BY DOUBLING THE BASE OF A TRIANGLE, IT'S AREA TOO WILL DOUBLE.

### A triangle has an area of 34cm squared If you double the base length and height of the triangle what will be the area of the triangle?

Doubling those two dimensions would quadruple the area. So new area = 4*34 cm2 = 136 cm2

### What is the effect on the area of a triangle if the base is doubled and the height in cut in half?

you can cut a triangle directly

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### How do you get the base of a triangle when you have the height and area?

Area of a triangle = base * height / 2 Therefore the base = Area * 2 / height

### What is the area of a triangle with base 2cm and 5cm?

Area of a triangle = 0.5*base*height

### What is the formula for area of a base and area of a triangle?

A base is normally a line and therefore has no area; the area of a triangle is half of base x altitude.

### Formua for area of a triangle?

The formula for finding the area of a triangle is: Area = (base * height) / 2.

### What is the area of a triangle with the base of 10 and the height of 12?

The area of triangle is : 60.0

### How is the base height and area of a triangle related?

Because the area of a triangle = 0.5*base*height

### How are the formulas for area of a triangle and rectangle similar?

the area of a triangle is half of the base times the height the area of a triangle is half of the base times the height