Area of Right Triangles compared to Rectangles
- Chelsea Gibbons, Matthew Zeigler
- Area, Rectangle, Right Triangles, Triangles
Use the blue circle on the top right vertex of the rectangle to adjust the rectangle's height and width.
What do you notice about blue right triangle related to the red rectangle no matter how the dimensions are changed?
Now look at 'Rectangle Area' and the 'Right Triangle Area' and change the dimensions of the rectangle. What do you notice about these two measurements?
Based on your observations from the last two questions, how can we find the area of any right triangle?