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## #1 2013-06-16 03:23:38

Agnishom
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### Heron's formula without Trig

I really think this is cool.

Construction:
ΔABC with BC = a; AC = b, AB = c is constructed and AD is drawn from A such that it intersects BC at D in right angles. Now, let us take BD = d & DC = a - d and AD = h

Proof:
In ΔABD, d[sup]2[/sup] + h[sup]2[/sup] = c[sup]2[/sup]
⇒ h[sup]2[/sup] = (c + d) (c - d) = c[sup]2[/sup] - d[sup]2[/sup]                                          .... (i)
In ΔACD, (a-d)[sup]2[/sup] + h[sup]2[/sup] = b[sup]2[/sup]
⇒ (a² - 2ad + d²) + (c² - d²) = b² [from (i)]

....(ii)

Now, we know that the Area of Triangle(T) =

From (i) & (ii),

Substituting  ½(a+ b+ c) with s,

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## #2 2013-06-16 03:47:54

bob bundy
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### Re: Heron's formula without Trig

Arhhh! the complete version.  I hoped that was coming.

Even greater proof!

Bob

ps.  You now seem to have this twice.  Now maybe it deserves to be here twice .... but,  ... I can delete the other thread if you wish.

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## #3 2013-06-16 04:11:16

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### Re: Heron's formula without Trig

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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## #4 2013-06-16 04:17:10

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### Re: Heron's formula without Trig

I know this proof,this proof is used in my text book.So can anyone post the proof using trig

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## #5 2013-06-16 04:26:14

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### Re: Heron's formula without Trig

Wikipedia wrote:

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