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6-50.

Calculate the area of the right triangle that has vertices at $A(525, 260)$, $B(725, 260)$, and $C(525,-10)$.

The area of a triangle can be calculated as $(0.5)(\text{base · height})$
where the base and height must be perpendicular to each other.

Consider graphing the three points and see if you can spot the two sides that are perpendicular.