What Is Heron's Formula And How Do You Use It?


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Julii Brainard answered
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 a, b and c, The formula is:

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


s is half the perimeter of the triangle, or

    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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b a answered
Heron's formula is used to solve the Area of any triangle given the three sides.

A =sqrt.(s*(s-a)*(s-b)*(s-c))

where s = (a+b+c)/2

^^ is it clear sir ^^
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The size of a quadrilateral taken in order are 5m ,12m, 14m, 15m, and the angle contain
by the first two sides is a right angles . Find its area

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