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What is the area of the triangle above?

(A) 6 + √5
(B) 3 + √5
(C) (3 + √5)/2
(D) 2
(E) 1


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Lets name the vertices A,B and C, s.t AC = √5, AB = 1, and BC = 2
Because \(AC^2 = AB^2 + BC^2\), the triangle is a right angled at B.

Therefore the area = \(\frac{1}{2}\)*Base*Height = \(\frac{1}{2}*2*1 = 1\)(Option E)
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What is the area of the triangle above?

(A) 6 + √5
(B) 3 + √5
(C) (3 + √5)/2
(D) 2
(E) 1


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1. We must check whether this triangle is a right triangle.
2. Since (\(\sqrt{5}\))^2 is equal to 1^2 + 2^2, we can confirm that this is a right triangle.
3. So the area : \(\frac{1}{2}\) * base * height = \(\frac{1}{2}\) * 1 * 2 = 1

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Lets name the vertices A,B and C, s.t AC = √5, AB = 1, and BC = 2
Because \(AC^2 = AB^2 + BC^2\), the triangle is a right angled at B.

Therefore the area = \(\frac{1}{2}\)*Base*Height = \(\frac{1}{2}*2*1 = 2\)(Option E)


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