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Question from derek, a student:

The legs of a right triangle measure 4 and 6 inches. The area of the triangle is

Hi Derek,

Make a second copy of the triangle, rotate it 180 degrees and place it on top of the original triangle.


The original triangle is half of a 4 inch by 6 inch rectangle. What is the area of the rectangle? What is the area of the triangle?


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