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1.4 Problem Solving Help

Lesson 1.4: Help for Exercises 41 and 42 on page 31

By carefully reading the problems, you will notice that you need the formula for the area of a triangle to answer Exercise 41. If necessary, review the list on page 28.

Also notice that while both exercises involve using formulas, different skills are involved:

  • In Exercise 41, you will need to solve a formula for one variable in terms of the other. You may find it helpful to review Example 5 on page 28.
  • In Exercise 42, the relationship between two variables is described in words, rather than in an explicit formula. Use the information to write a verbal model, then assign labels and write an algebraic formula.