# Heron's formula - high school - math 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:
$S= \sqrt {s(s-a)(s-b)(s-c)}$
, where
$s=\dfrac {a+b+c}{2}$
is the semiperimeter (half perimeter) of the triangle .

#### Number of problems found: 25

• Compute 4 Compute the exact value of the area of the triangle with sides 14 mi, 12 mi, and 12 mi long. 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°.
• Circular railway 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?
• Vertex points Given the following points of a triangle: P(-12,6), Q(4,0), R(-8,-6). Graph the triangle. Find the triangle area.
• Find the area 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 The triangle has known all three sides: a=5.5 m, b=5.3 m, c= 7.8 m. Calculate area of ​this triangle.
• Sss triangle Calculate the area and heights in the triangle ABC by sides a = 8cm, b = 11cm, c = 12cm
• Trapezoid - hard example Base of the trapezoid are: 24, 16 cm. Diagonal 22, 26 cm. Calculate its area and perimeter.
• Sails We known heights 220, 165 and 132 of sail. It has triangular shape. What is the surface of the sail?
• Box 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
• Four sides of trapezoid Trapezoid is given by length of four sides: 40.5 42.5 52.8 35.0. Calculate its area.
• Sides of the triangle Calculate triangle sides where its area is S = 84 cm2 and a = x, b = x + 1, xc = x + 2
• Area and two angles 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°.
• Sides ratio Calculate the circumference of a triangle with area 84 cm2 if a:b:c = 10:17:21
• Park 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 ABC Calculate the sides of triangle ABC with area 1404 cm2 and if a: b: c = 12:7:18
• Triangle 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 Calculate missing side in a triangle with sides 17 and 34 and area 275.
• The farmer 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
• Cardboard box 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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