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# Why do you have to cut the area of a triangle in half?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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Because otherwise you would have found the area of the rectangle/square (the rectangle/square being if you put two of the triangles together).

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

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### Why is the area of the triangle half the base times the height?

Because a triangle is half of a rectangle. The area of a rectangle is length times width, the area of a triangle is half that.

### How is a triangle and rectangle alike?

They are both polygon. If you cut a rectangle diagonally, you will have two triangles. And if you want to figure out the area of a right triangle, you can treat it as a rectangle and then cut your calculation in half to get the correct answer.

### How can you find the area of any triangle?

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

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

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### How do you find the area of a rectangle with a triangle attached to the side?

you split your shape in half, (The rectangle and the triangle), by putting a line through it and then calculate the area of the rectangle and then calculate the area of the triangle, half the area of the triangle then add the area of the triangle and the rectangle together!Then you should have your answer!

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### What shape do you get when you cut pyramid in half?

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### How is the area of a triangle related to the area of a parallelogram?

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### When you do area do you add or multiply?

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