Q: How are the areas of the triangle and rectangle related?

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A rectangle and a triangle have equal areas. The length of the rectangle is 12 inches, and its width is 8 inches. If the base of the triangle is 32 inches, what is the length, in inches, of the altitude drawn to the base?

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You either need to find the area of the triangle and subtract it from that of the rectangle OR you find the areas of the bits of the rectangle that are outside the triangle and add them together. Without more details of the triangle, it is not possible to give a more detailed answer.

No, a triangle has 3 sides, a rectangle has 4

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It's half the area of a rectangle

A rectangle and a triangle have equal areas. The length of the rectangle is 12 inches, and its width is 8 inches. If the base of the triangle is 32 inches, what is the length, in inches, of the altitude drawn to the base?

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it is possible, if the triangle is bigger than the rectangle, for example the rectangle has a base of 5 and height of 2-- so the area is 10; and then the triangle has a base of 5 and a height of 4-- the area is also 10.

if you draw a line from one corner of a rectangle to the opposite it creates two triangles

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two right triangles = full rectangle That is - if you multiply height times base of a triangle, the area will be 1/2 of a rectangle having the same height, and a width the same as the triangle base.

The term "rectangle method" is used in different ways in math, but I will guess that your question is related to finding areas on a Geoboard. A Geoboard has a grid of pegs; you can make outlines of figures by stretching elastic bands around the pegs. If your figure is a triangle, you can find it's area by making the smallest rectangle which will enclose the triangle (The rectangle should have vertical and horizontal sides). The area of the rectangle can be found easily by multiplying the length by the width. The area of the triangle is half of the area of the rectangle.

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It heavily depends on exactly how they're related.