## THIS USER ASKED ๐

**What is the value of b in the triangle shown below?**

**o -4 in
o 4 in
o +-4 in
o no solution
**

## THIS IS THE BEST ANSWER ๐

b = 4 in.

Step by step explanation:

Okay. So the area of โโa triangle is the height of a base * divided by 2.

So the base is b and the height is 3b.

b * 3b = 3b ^ 2.

Now divide that by 2.

(3b ^ 2) / 2.

Now we know what the area is already- 24 p.m. ^ 2. So let’s make the area expression I found earlier equal to this field, since they are the same.

(3b ^ 2) / 2 = 24

3b ^ 2 = 48

b ^ 2 = 16

Okay. We will stop here. Now, we do a square root on both sides to get it, but here’s a problem. Can B 4 and -4 be correct? From -4 * -4 = 16 and 4 * 4 = 16. However, it is impossible for a 2d shape to have a negative shape. So 4 is the answer.

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