What is the area of an equilateral triangle that has sides of 2 yards and a height of 4.25 feet? A) 4.25 ft^2 b) 12.75 ft^2 c) 8.5 yd^2 d) 25.5 ft^2

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Janey answered
Answer B: 12.75 ft^2
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Oddman answered
An equilateral triangle with sides of 2 yards will have a height of 5.20 feet. It will have an area of 15.59 ft^2 ≈ (1/2)*(6 ft)*(5.196 ft).

A triangle with a base of 2 yards and a height of 4.25 ft will have an area of
  (1/2)*(6 ft)*(4.25 ft) = 12.75 ft^2.
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