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    Question Area of isosceles right triangle

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by rn5a View Post
    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
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