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The area of a right triangle is $x^2+2 x$. The base, b, equals x + 2. What is the length of the height, h?

Set the area equal to the product of the base and the height.

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1 of 2Given that the area is $x^2+2x$

$\because A=\dfrac{1}{2}\text{ base}\times\text{ height}$

$\therefore x^2+2x=\dfrac{1}{2}bh$

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1 of 2Using the given area, then

$\begin{align*} x^2+2x= \dfrac{bh}{2} .\end{align*}$

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