# [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 (ℎ
*h*) = 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.