Chapter 6 Area

  • Chapter 6

    Chapter Objective:

    * Base and height are measurements that are used to find the area of a triangle.


    Vertex - The point at which two line segments or rays meet to form an angle.

    Side - Any one of the line segments that form a polygon.

    Angle - An angle is formed by two rays with the same endpoint.

    Base - The face or side on which an object lies. In a triangle, any one side can be the base.

    Height - The perpendicular distance from the base to the opposite vertex.

    Perpendicular - Lines that intersect to form FOUR right angles.

    Area - The amount of surface covered; commonly measured is square units, such as square centimeters (cm²) or square inches (in²).