# Math Help - Area of isosceles right triangle

1. ## Area of isosceles right triangle

How do I find the area of an isosceles right triangle whose equal sides are 15cm each?

Thanks,

Ron

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