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)
, where
s=a+b+c2
is the semiperimeter (half perimeter) of the triangle .

Number of problems found: 33

  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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°.
  • Gardens
    garden The area of the square garden is 3/4 of the area of the triangular garden with sides of 80 m, 50 m, 50 m. How many meters of the fence do we need to fence a square garden?
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
    sedlo Plane coordinates of vertices: K[11, -10] L[10, 12] M[1, 3] give Triangle KLM. Calculate its area and its interior angles.
  • Prism
    prism_rhombus_1 Calculate the volume of the rhombic prism. The prism base is a 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.
  • 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
  • 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°.
  • 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

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