Q: When doing area of triangle when given two bases do you use them?

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It is impossible, you need height or angles at least

If the heights and bases are the same, then the triangle is half the area of the parallelogram.

A= 1/2(b)(h)

It depends on what equations are given.

area triangle = 1/2 base times height area trapezoid = 1/2 (sum of bases) times height

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It is impossible, you need height or angles at least

If the heights and bases are the same, then the triangle is half the area of the parallelogram.

If the heights and bases are the same, then the triangle is half the area of the parallelogram.

A= 1/2(b)(h)

It depends on what equations are given.

Area of any triangle is: 0.5*base*height

area triangle = 1/2 base times height area trapezoid = 1/2 (sum of bases) times height

You can't. All you know is that 1/2 of their product is equal to the area, but you can't tell their values. There are an infinite number of triangles with different bases and heights that all have that same area.

The parallelogram has twice the area of the triangle if their bases are the same and their heights are the same. Area triangle = 1/2 base x height. Area parallelogram = base x height.

You don't need to find it. From what your question states the area is already given to you.

If you are only given the side lengths of a scalene triangle, it is impossible for you to find for the area, unless you are given more information... like the height of the triangle for example. If this is a right triangle you would like to find the area of, you can multiply the length of each leg with each other, and then divide that product by 2 to conclude the area of the triangle.

By doing the area for a triangle :)