How to Calculate the Area of a Triangle Part 2

We continue our discussion on how to find the area of a triangle. In the previous post, we have learned where the formula for the area of a triangle came from. We have studied that a triangle with area A, base b and height h is

A = \displaystyle \frac{bh}{2}

We continue our discussion with the third example in this series.

Example 3

What is the base of a height 7 and area 8.75 square centimeters?

Solution

A = \displaystyle \frac{bh}{2}

8.75 = \displaystyle \frac{b(7)}{2}

Multiplying both sides by 2, we have¬† » Read more

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