Read the following SAT test question, then click on a button to select your answer.
What is the area of the triangle in the figure above?
Correct Answer: B
Figures in a Coordinate Plane
The figure provides all the information you need to answer the question.
What Is the Question Asking?
You are asked to figure out the area of a triangle that is defined by the points in a coordinate plane.
What Do You Know?
The triangle in the figure is a right triangle with the right angle at the lower left.
Because it is a right triangle, its base and height are the two sides that form the right angle.
The area of a triangle is bh.
The base of the triangle extends from point (0, 0) to point (5, 0). So it is 5 units long.
The height of the triangle extends from point (0, 0) to point (0, 3). So it is 3 units long.
Area = bh
Question Type: Standard Multiple Choice