Find the Sum of the New Base and Height

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Question Description

A triangle has a base of 3 feet and a height of 6 feet. If its area is increased to 35 square feet by increasing the base and height by the same number of feet, what is the sum of the new base and height?

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Explanation & Answer

Area = 1/2 *b*h

        = 1/2 *3*6

        = 9 feet sq

New area=35 feet sq

35=1/2 *b *6

35 = 3b

b= 35/3 feet

    = 11.67 feet

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