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please show me how to find the perimter and area of above triangle. thanks.
suwanee
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please show me how to find the perimter and area of above triangle. thanks.
suwanee
Hello,
I assume that your triangle is a right triangle.
1. Perimeter. You know already the length of 2 sides. Use Pythagorean theorem to find the 3rd side:
$\displaystyle s=\sqrt{20^2 - 16^2}=12$
Thus the perimeter is p = 20 + 16 + 12 = 48
2. Area: The area of a right triangle is the half of a rectangle. The sides of the rectangle are the legs of the right angle. Thus
$\displaystyle A_{rectangle}=16 \cdot 12 = 192$
Therefore the area of the triangle is 96 square units.