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# The figure above shows the dimensions of an isosceles triangle in

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Updated on: 11 Jun 2015, 10:15
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The figure above shows the dimensions of an isosceles triangle in terms of x. What is the area of the triangle?

(A) 24
(B) 30
(C) 48
(D) 60
(E) 96

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Originally posted by shanewyatt on 29 Dec 2009, 17:58.
Last edited by Bunuel on 11 Jun 2015, 10:15, edited 1 time in total.
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The figure above shows the dimensions of an isosceles triangle in terms of x. What is the area of the triangle?

(A) 24
(B) 30
(C) 48
(D) 60
(E) 96

From the figure it follows that 2x - 2 = 3x - 8 --> x = 6.

The area = 1/2*(base)*(height) = 1/2*(3x - 2)*x = 1/2*16*6 = 48.

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