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  • 4 years ago

how to find are of the triangle

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  1. anonymous
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    |dw:1328028469623:dw|

  2. amistre64
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    herons formula?

  3. anonymous
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    whats that

  4. amistre64
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    its a formula devised by a guy named heron i believe for finding the area of a triangle from its side measures

  5. amistre64
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    i never recall the actual formula tho

  6. anonymous
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    this book wants a geneal formula with a and b . note the triangle is a right triangle

  7. anonymous
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    ba/2 is the answer how did the book up with that answer

  8. amistre64
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    a = height' b = base; and divide it in half sine that is the area of the tris rectangle

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  10. amistre64
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  11. anonymous
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    |dw:1328028726662:dw| how is a the height

  12. amistre64
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    easy, call it a heaight

  13. amistre64
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    tip it over onto b if you want; the measures dont change

  14. anonymous
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    oh so you choose which side is your height

  15. amistre64
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    yes; since there are only 2 sides; and b*a = a*b it makes no difference what you actually want to call them ...

  16. anonymous
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    so in the picture that i drew b look like the height of the triangle

  17. amistre64
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    then call b height

  18. anonymous
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  19. amistre64
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    its side b .... regardless of anyting else, the math doesnt really care ....

  20. amistre64
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    say b=3 and a=2 does 2*3 = 3*2?

  21. anonymous
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    okay so it doesnt matter which is a which is b

  22. amistre64
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    correct

  23. anonymous
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    okay thanks i thi thought the height of the triangle is the part that is vertical

  24. amistre64
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    only to those who cant do math :)

  25. anonymous
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    lol thanks

  26. amistre64
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    |dw:1328029066746:dw| which one is height now?

  27. anonymous
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    can i ask you to please look at another question of mine had trouble with it

  28. anonymous
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    http://openstudy.com/study#/updates/4f2815d8e4b0d9cf822e6ba8

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