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Heron's Formula
Updated:
29-Mar-2011
Category:
Education
Author:
Ankit Sharma
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This is a short article about Heron's formula. This formula is used to calculate area of triangle when all its sides are given.
Heron's Formula
This formula is used to find the area of triangle when its sides are given.
Theory:
Consider a triangle ABC having its all three sides with known values, i.e a, b, c.
Here,
* a means side opposite to A.
* b means side opposite to B.
* c means side opposite to C.
Now there is a term 'half perimeter' which is denoted by " s " in this formula.
Formula:
And finally the formula is given as:
Special Features:
* You do need to calculate height of triangle using complex geometric calculations.
* You just have to put the given sides in the formula and get the answer.
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