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We have a triangle ABC and a point K on BC such that AK is an altitude to triangle ABC. If AC = 10, BK = 7, and BC = 12, then what is the area of triangle ABC?

 Oct 19, 2020
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We have a triangle ABC and a point K on BC such that AK is an altitude to triangle ABC. If AC = 10, BK = 7, and BC = 12, then what is the area of triangle ABC?

 

AK = sqrt (AC2 - CK2)

 

Area = 1/2 (AK * BC)

 

I'll let you play with the numbers.smiley

 Oct 19, 2020

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