# How to find the height of a triangle with only the base?

## Question: How to find the height of a triangle with only the base

We know that, the area of a triangle = 1/2 × base × height

## Answer: To find the height of a triangle we need both the base and the area of the triangle

Let us see why we need the area as well

## Explanation:

Area = 1/2 × base × height

Height = ( 2 × Area ) / Base

We need atleast 2 variables (Area, Base) to find the unknown variable height of the triangle

### Hence, to find the height of a triangle we need both the base and the area of the triangle

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