# Area of a Triangle.

• Jun 27th 2011, 01:06 AM
ProMathematics
Area of a Triangle.
How to find the AREA of this Triangle.

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• Jun 27th 2011, 01:18 AM
Prove It
Re: Area of a Triangle.
You can find the area of the 8, 10, 12 triangle using Heron's Formula, but there is not enough information to find the area of the other small triangle.
• Jun 27th 2011, 01:26 AM
Also sprach Zarathustra
Re: Area of a Triangle.
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Originally Posted by ProMathematics
How to find the AREA of this Triangle.

http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/...V/2411b808.png

8^2 + 11^2 IS NOT 12^2 who knows, maybe Pythagoras's theorem is WRONG....
• Jun 27th 2011, 02:09 AM
Prove It
Re: Area of a Triangle.
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Originally Posted by Also sprach Zarathustra
8^2 + 11^2 IS NOT 12^2 who knows, maybe Pythagoras's theorem is WRONG....

Or maybe the triangle is not a right-angle triangle...
• Jun 27th 2011, 02:20 AM
e^(i*pi)
Re: Area of a Triangle.
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Originally Posted by Prove It
Or maybe the triangle is not a right-angle triangle...

Yet it clearly shows the right angle symbol.

All I can think of for the second triangle is that the line of length 8 bisects the larger triangle
• Jun 27th 2011, 02:45 AM