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In the coordinate plane, what is the area of the triangular region whose vertices are the points with coordinates (0,5), (-2,1), and (4,1) ?

A. 10
B. 12
C. 15
D. 16
E. 20

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In the coordinate plane, what is the area of the triangular region whose vertices are the points with coordinates (0,5), (-2,1), and (4,1) ?

A. 10
B. 12
C. 15
D. 16
E. 20


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Base = 4 - (-2) = 6;
Height = 5 - 1 = 4.

Area = 1/2*Base*Height = 1/2*6*4 = 12.

Answer: B
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