# Area of isosceles right triangle

• December 15th 2009, 08:32 PM
rn5a
Area of isosceles right triangle
How do I find the area of an isosceles right triangle whose equal sides are 15cm each?

Thanks,

Ron
• December 15th 2009, 08:57 PM
bigwave
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Originally Posted by rn5a
How do I find the area of an isosceles right triangle whose equal sides are 15cm each?

Thanks,

Ron

Area = $\frac{1}{2}(base)(height)$

since base = height and let $s=15cm$ we have

Area = $\frac{1}{2}s^2$