Kenneth S. answered • 05/30/17

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The mere act of attempting to draw these triangles reveals that the first one has the larger area. Begin with the base, 12 ft in length. Now connect the other two sides to opposite ends of this base and wiggle them so that they intersect at a point above the base. It must be obvious that the first set of sides is the greater.

As for computing areas, the best (easiest) way of computing areas would be to use Heron's formula.

Kenneth S.

Please inform your teacher (if necessary) that Common Sense must never be ruled out. Therefore my reasoning in my first paragraph settles the question definitively. The question DOES NOT ask for any areas. You (and I) can tell which triangle will have the greater area.

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