Heron's formula is used to figure out the area of a triangle. It makes it really simple to calculate the area of any triangle. All you need to know is the length of each side.

Assuming the length of the sides of the triangle are

Area = square root of [ s * (s-a) * (s-b) * (s-c)]

where

s = 0.5 * (a + b + c)

The formula was already known by the 1st century AD, and is credited to a Greek mathematican named Heron.

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Assuming the length of the sides of the triangle are

*a*,*b*and*c*, The formula is:Area = square root of [ s * (s-a) * (s-b) * (s-c)]

where

*s*is half the perimeter of the triangle, ors = 0.5 * (a + b + c)

The formula was already known by the 1st century AD, and is credited to a Greek mathematican named Heron.

Learn more.

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