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

  • Sides ratio
    triangle3_1 Calculate the circumference of a triangle with area 84 cm2 if a:b:c = 10:17:21
  • Cardboard box
    krabicka We want to make a cardboard box shaped quadrangular prism with rhombic base. Rhombus has a side of 5 cm and 8 cm one diagonal long. The height of the box to be 12 cm. The box will be open at the top. How many square centimeters cardboard we need, if we ca
  • Triangle
    sedlo Triangle KLM is given by plane coordinates of vertices: K[11, -10] L[10, 12] M[1, 3]. Calculate its area and its interior angles.
  • Find the area
    triangles_57 Find the area of the triangle with the given measurements. Round the solution to the nearest hundredth if necessary. A = 50°, b = 30 ft, c = 14 ft
  • Triangle
    trangle_nice Calculate heights of the triangle ABC if sides of the triangle are a=75, b=84 and c=33.
  • The farmer
    field_2 The farmer would like to first seed his small field. The required amount depends on the seed area. Field has a triangular shape. The farmer had fenced field, so he knows the lengths of the sides: 119, 111 and 90 meters. Find a suitable way to determine th
  • Sails
    ship_nina We known heights 220, 165 and 132 of sail. It has triangular shape. What is the surface of the sail?
  • Triangle SSS
    triangle_ABC Calculate perimeter and area of ​​a triangle ABC, if a=53, b=46 and c=40.
  • Circles 2
    zlozite_kruznice Calculate the area bounded by the circumscribed and inscribed circle in triangle with sides 12 cm, 14 cm, 18 cm.
  • Described
    desc_circle Calculate perimeter of the circle described by a triangle with sides 478, 255, 352.
  • Trapezoid
    trapezoid_1 Calculate area of trapezoid ABCD with sides |AD|= 68 cm, |DC|=35 cm, |CB|=12 cm, |AB|=35 cm..

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