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A triangle has side lengths of 8, 15 and 17 units. What is the area of the triangle, in square units?

 Jun 1, 2020
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a = 8, b = 15, and c = 17.

 

Checking to see whether or not this is a right triangle:  does  82 + 152 = 172 ?

 

Yes, it does, so we can use the formula  Area  =  ½·base·height

 

Let the base be 8 and the height be 15 (or you can do it the other way):  Area  =  ½·8·15 = ...

 Jun 1, 2020

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