# The area of a triangle is 72 square feet and the height is 16 feet. What is the base of the triangle?

Sep 25, 2015

9 feet

#### Explanation:

${A}_{t} = \frac{b \times h}{2}$

Substitute in the values given;

$72 = \frac{16 h}{2}$

$h = \frac{144}{16} = 9$

Therefore $h = 9$ feet