# How do you find the area of a triangle with a base of 3 5/8 in. and a height of 2 1/2 in?

Jul 14, 2018

${\text{area "=4 17/32" in}}^{2}$

#### Explanation:

$\text{the area (A) of a triangle is found using the formula}$

•color(white)(x)A=1/2xx"base"xx"height"

$\text{here base "=3 5/8=29/8" and height } = 2 \frac{1}{2} = \frac{5}{2}$

$A = \frac{1}{2} \times \frac{29}{8} \times \frac{5}{2} = \frac{145}{32} = 4 \frac{17}{32} {\text{ in}}^{2}$