# [Solved] Caroline is making a triangular flag with a base of 10 inches and a height of 8 inches. What is the area of the flag?

To find the area of a triangle, we use the formula:

Area=12×base×heightArea=21​×base×height

Concept Used: Area of a Triangle

The area of a triangle is half the product of its base and height.

Detailed Explanation:

1. Identify the Given Information

From the problem, we know:

• Base of the triangle (�b) = 10 inches
• Height of the triangle (ℎh) = 8 inches

2. Apply the Formula to Find the Area

Using the formula for the area of a triangle: Area=12×�×ℎArea=21​×b×h

Substitute in the given values: Area=12×10 inches×8 inchesArea=21​×10 inches×8 inches

Let’s calculate the area using the given values.

2. Apply the Formula to Find the Area (Continued)

Using the formula for the area of a triangle and substituting the given values: Area=12×10 inches×8 inches=40 square inchesArea=21​×10 inches×8 inches=40 square inches

Conclusion: The area of the triangular flag that Caroline is making is 40 square inches40 square inches.