# The triangle is 24ft tall and the hypotenuse is 26ft, how do you find the area?

Jun 9, 2015

$\cos A = \frac{24}{26} = 0.923 - \to \sin A = \sin 22.62 = 0.38$
Base CB = $a = 26 \left(\sin A\right) = 26 \left(0.38\right) = 10$
$A r e a : \frac{10 \left(24\right)}{2} = 120 s q f t$