# Triangle Area

Triangle Area :The area of a polygon is the number of square units inside that polygon. Area is 2-dimensional like a carpet or an area rug. A triangle is a three-sided polygon.
In this section, we will study the Area of Triangles, but triangles of several types of triangles such as acute triangle, right triangle, isosceles triangle, equilateral triangle and obtuse triangle.

Some solved examples

1) Find the height of an acute triangle whose base is 20 cm and area is 150 cm2. Solution :
Area = ½ base x height
150 = ½ x 20 x height
150 = 10 x height
∴ height = 150 / 10 = 15 cm.
_________________________________________________________________
2) In a right triangle, if base is 20 m and height is 5 m, find the area of triangle. Solution :
Area = ½ x base x height
A = ½ x 20 x 5
A= 100 / 2
A = 50 m2
Area = ½ x base x height
_________________________________________________________________
3) Find the area of isosceles right triangle, if one of the equal side is 20 in long. Solution :
In right triangle any one of the two sides which are at right angle can be taken as the base and other side as height.
Area = ½ x 20 x 20
Area = 200 cm2
_________________________________________________________________
4) Find the area of equilateral triangle with sides 8 cm. Solution :
Area of equilateral triangle = ( √ 3 a2 ) / 4
Area = ( √ 3 x 82 ) / 4
Area = ( √ 3 x 64 ) / 4
Triangle Area = 16 √ 3 cm2
_________________________________________________________________
5) ABCD is a rectangle with dimensions 32 m by 18 m. ADE is a triangle such that EF ⊥ AD and EF = 14 cm. Calculate the area of the shaded region. Solution :
Area of rectangle ABCD = l x w
A = 32 x 18 = 576 m2
Area of Triangle ADE = ½ x base x height
A = ½ x 18 x 14
A= 126 m2
Area of shaded region = Area of rectangle ABCD – Area of triangle ADE
A = 576 – 126 = 450 m2
∴ Area of shaded region = 450 m2

Mensuration : Area and Perimeter

Perimeter and Area of Irregular Shape
Area and Perimeter of the Rectangle
Area of Square (perimeter of square)
Perimeter of Parallelogram(Area of Parallelogram)
Area of Rhombus(Perimeter of rhombus)
Area of Trapezoid (Trapezium)
Triangle Area (Perimeter of triangle)
Herons Formula

Mensuration