
Re: Answer to height of the triangle
Posted:
Jul 26, 2003 10:31 AM


Nithya wrote:
>Here is how you can find the height of the triangle without computing >the angles when all the sides are known.
>height = 2*sqrt(s(sa)*(sb)*(sc))/a
>where >a = base of the triangle. >s = (a+b+c)/2
Yes, Q= sqrt(s(sa)(sb)(sc)) is Heron's formula for the area of a triangle.
Since A= (1/2)ah, h= 2A/a= 2*sqrt(s(sa)*(sb)*(sc))/a

