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Question from Nikki, a student:

Name the dimensions of a rectangle that has the same area as this triangle?
I found the area of the triangle, which is 30. What do I have to do in order to complete this math problem?

Hi Nikki,

You can find the area of a rectangle by multiplying its length times its width. What are two numbers whose product is 30? You can use these numbers for the length and width of the rectangle.


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