SAT Math Multiple Choice Practice Question 161: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 161

7. The area of the right triangle pictured above is

A. 21 cm2
B. 36 cm2
C. 42 cm2
D. 54 cm2
E. 108 cm2

Correct Answer: D


D. Don't waste your time finding the hypotenuse of the triangle here because you know the triangle's base and height, which are all you need to know to determine the area: .

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