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1. I'm really stuck with this question and keep getting it wrong! Could somebody take me through how you would attempt it step by step?

1. A triangle has vertices (5,0), (q,0) and (10,-1) where q > 5.
Given that the area of the triangle is 4, find the value of q.
2. Have you drawn a diagram? What have you tried?
3. what topic is this?
4. Recall the equation for the area of a triangle .

Points and lie one the same line. You could pose , and given that , there is no need for an absolute value.

Points and being on the same line (the horizontal axis), has to be vertical in order to be perpendicular to . .

Now that we know the equations for and , we can solve for :

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5. (Original post by samantham999)
what topic is this?
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6. (Original post by Kvothe the Arcane)
Have you drawn a diagram? What have you tried?
Yes I did, but it turns out I was over complicating the question haha. I've got the answer now

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