# Area 2

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**The sail of a boat is shaped like a right triangle. The area of the sail is 150 square feet and the base is 15 feet. Find the height of the sail?**

**Solution:** Area of a right triangle = (1/2) x base x height

Therefore, 150 = (1/2) x 15 x height

Implies, height = (2 x 150)/15 = 300/15 = 20 feet.