Area of triangle helpp?
ABC and DEC are right triangles with right angles B and E, respectively. If DE = 3, EC = 9, and BE = 3, find the area of triangle ABC.
Im clueless.. i don't know how to solve please show me how
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- billrussell42Lv 73 years ago
This is too vague. do you have a drawing? I tried to make one from your numbers, but there are too many possibilities.
- JackLv 73 years ago
Draw a picture. You have TWO common points between the two triangles. They share C and E. You know the lengths of two sides and one angle of each...right angles. CD is (3^2+9^2)^(1/2)
You cannot. You just know that the distance between the two triangles is 3 connected by a line from B to E, BE=3.
Sorry. You aren't clueless. You've not been given good information.
Draw a picture. You'll see what I mean. If you can, ALWAYS draw a picture of the problem.