Area of Triangles

Area of Triangles

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Discovering the Area of a Triangle: Simple Formulas and Techniques

If you've ever had the task of finding the area of a triangle, you know that the type of triangle plays a key role in the formula used. Fortunately, there are straightforward formulas that can assist you in calculating the area, based on the type of triangle you are dealing with. Let's delve into these formulas and learn how to determine the area of various types of triangles.

There are two main formulas for calculating the area of a triangle:

  • For all types of triangles, the formula is: area = 1/2(base x height)
  • For right-angled triangles, the formula is: area = 1/2(absin(c))

The first formula can be used for all non-right-angled triangles. This formula is based on the concept that the area of a triangle is half the product of its base and height. The base and height refer to the two sides of the triangle that meet at a right angle, as illustrated in the diagram below.


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