How to Find the Height of a Triangle

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What method should you use when you are working with irregular triangles to find the unknown height?

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1. What must you have to use the Pythagorean theorem method to find the unknown height of a triangle?

2. Use the area method to find the height of a triangle with a base of four feet and area of 24 square feet.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study assessments will help you to realize what you understand about finding the height of a triangle. Recognize what method should be used when working with irregular triangles to determine an unknown height and when the Pythagorean theorem method should be used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these study tools to:

  • Find the height of a triangle with a given base and area
  • Use the Pythagorean theorem method to find the height of a given triangle
  • Understand different types of triangles

Skills Practiced

Practice the following study skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on finding the height of a triangle
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve the height of a triangle practice problems
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the Pythagorean theorem and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Review this lesson for more information about this subject. The lesson is named How to Find the Height of a Triangle and it will teach you the following study objectives:

  • Analyze the Great Pyramid of Khufu
  • Identify the area formula of a triangle
  • Interpret the Pythagorean theorem method
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