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Question from Brooklyn, a student:

How do I figure out the height of a triangle when it only tells me the base of he triangle? And vice versa.

Hi Brooklyn,

If all you know is the length of the base you can't determine the height. In my diagram below the blue, red, orange and green triangles are all on the same base but have different heights.


Do you know anything else about the triangle?


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