Isosceles triangle 9

Given an isosceles triangle ABC where AB= AC. The perimeter is 64cm and altitude is 24cm. Find the area of the isosceles triangle

Result

A =  168 cm2

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Steve
No, your solution starts with h=25cm, but the question says that h=24cm.

So, looking at one-half of the isosceles triangle, x2 + 242 = (32-x)2    solves to x=7cm,   which gives the area of the isosceles triangle as 7x24 = 168cm2

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Dr Math
thank you, we corrected 25 to 24 as altitude....

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