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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Just finished a page on Heron's Formula (Area of a triangle from its sides). What do you think about it?

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**Ninja 101****Member**- Registered: 2006-02-20
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Hmm. that is very interesting and it may help me in my GCSEs in about a year's time.

*Last edited by Ninja 101 (2006-06-08 23:00:11)*

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**ganesh****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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The page is very good.

The special case of

(i) an equilateral triangle and the simplified formula for area of such triangles and

(ii) isosceles right angled triangle may be added.

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**John E. Franklin****Member**- Registered: 2005-08-29
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I expanded the equation for area by eliminating the s and just using a, b, and c, however, I must have made a mistake because when I enter the a=3, b=4, c=5 famous triangle for the sides, I don't get 1.5 like the original formula.

Infact, my square root goes negative inside, so a big boo-boo.

Here is my wrong equation:

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**Ninja 101****Member**- Registered: 2006-02-20
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I'm afraid you've lost me.

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**Devantè****Real Member**- Registered: 2006-07-14
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Nice page. It'll probably come in handy when I do an exam.

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