Heron's formula - math word problems

The Heron's formula is used to calculate the contents of a general triangle using the lengths of its sides. Heron's formula states that the area of a triangle whose sides have lengths a, b, and c is:
S=s(sa)(sb)(sc) S= \sqrt {s(s-a)(s-b)(s-c)}
, where
s=a+b+c2s=\dfrac {a+b+c}{2}
is the semiperimeter (half perimeter) of the triangle .

Number of problems found: 31

  • Circular railway
    described_circle2 The railway is to interconnect in a circular arc the points A, B, and C, whose distances are | AB | = 30 km, AC = 95 km, BC | = 70 km. How long will the track from A to C?
  • Triangular prism
    688_triangle Calculate the surface of a triangular prism 10 cm high, the base of which is a triangle with sides 6 cm 8 cm and 8 cm
  • Quadrilateral oblique prism
    kosyHranol What is the volume of a quadrilateral oblique prism with base edges of length a = 1m, b = 1.1m, c = 1.2m, d = 0.7m, if a side edge of length h = 3.9m has a deviation from the base of 20° 35 ´ and the edges a, b form an angle of 50.5°.
  • Four sides of trapezoid
    lichobeznik2 Trapezoid is given by length of four sides: 40.5 42.5 52.8 35.0. Calculate its area.
  • Is right triangle or not
    triangle_rt1_2 If right triangle ABC, have sides a=13, b=11.5, c=22.5. Find area.
  • Sss triangle
    8_11_12 Calculate the area and heights in the triangle ABC by sides a = 8cm, b = 11cm, c = 12cm
  • Compute 4
    14-12-12 Compute the exact value of the area of the triangle with sides 14 mi, 12 mi, and 12 mi long.
  • Annulus from triangle
    annulus2 Calculate the content of the area bounded by a circle circumscribed and a circle inscribed by a triangle with sides a = 25mm, b = 29mm, c = 36mm
  • Park
    park_voda In the newly built park will be permanently placed a rotating sprayer irrigation of lawns. Determine the largest radius of the circle which can irrigate by sprayer P so not to spray park visitors on line AB. Distance AB = 55 m, AP = 36 m and BP = 28 m.
  • Triangle
    triangle_ABC_1 The triangle has known all three sides: a=5.5 m, b=5.3 m, c= 7.8 m. Calculate area of ​this triangle.
  • Prism
    prism_rhombus_1 Calculate the volume of the rhombic prism. Base of prism is rhombus whose one diagonal is 47 cm and the edge of the base is 28 cm. The edge length of the base of the prism and height is 3:5.
  • Trapezoid - hard example
    trapezium Base of the trapezoid are: 24, 16 cm. Diagonal 22, 26 cm. Calculate its area and perimeter.
  • Area and two angles
    trig_1 Calculate the size of all sides and internal angles of a triangle ABC, if it is given by area S = 501.9; and two internal angles α = 15°28' and β = 45°.
  • Box
    Rhombic_prism Cardboard box shaped quadrangular prism with a rhombic base. Rhombus has a side 5 cm and one diagonal 8 cm long and height of the box is 12 cm. The box will open at the top. How many cm2 of cardboard we need to cover overlap and joints that are 5% of are
  • Diamond
    diamond_1 Rhombus has side 17 cm and and one of diagonal 22 cm long. Calculate its area.
  • Triangle ABC
    triangles_3 Calculate the sides of triangle ABC with area 1404 cm2 and if a: b: c = 12:7:18
  • One trapezium
    trapezium_5 One trapezium has AB=24M, BC=36M, CD=80M, DA=80M long sides. Find the area.
  • Sides of the triangle
    herons Calculate triangle sides where its area is S = 84 cm2 and a = x, b = x + 1, xc = x + 2
  • Triangle
    heron1 Determine whether a triangle can be formed with the given side lengths. If so, use Heron's formula to find the area of the triangle. a = 158 b = 185 c = 201
  • Heron backlaw
    heron_math Calculate missing side in a triangle with sides 17 and 34 and area 275.

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