# How do you find the area of the triangle with the base of 5.5 (cm) and a height of 5.5 cm?

Jun 9, 2015

Area of the triangle  = color(red)(15.125 cm^2

#### Explanation:

The area of a triangle when the base $\left(b\right)$ and height $\left(h\right)$ are given is

 = color(red)(1/2 xx b xx h.

Here, $b a s e = 5.5 c m$
$h e i g h t = 5.5 c m$

Area = $\frac{1}{2} \times 5.5 \times 5.5$

$= \frac{1}{2} \times 30.25$
 = color(red)(15.125 cm^2