Calculate the area of the triangle below, if possible.

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The formula to calculate the area of a triangle is:

(side * height corresponding to the side) / 2

Note that in the triangle provided to us, we have the length of the side but not the height.

That is, we do not have enough data to perform the calculation.

Answer

Cannot be calculated

Exercise #7

Calculate X using the data in the figure below.

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The formula to calculate the area of a triangle is:

(side * height descending from the side) /2

We place the data we have into the formula to find X:

$20=\frac{AB\times AC}{2}$

$20=\frac{x\times5}{2}$

Multiply by 2 to get rid of the fraction:

$5x=40$

Divide both sections by 5:

$\frac{5x}{5}=\frac{40}{5}$

$x=8$

Answer

8

Exercise #8

The triangle ABC is given below. AC = 10 cm

AD = 3 cm

BC = 11.6 cm What is the area of the triangle?

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The triangle we are looking at is the large triangle - ABC

The triangle is formed by three sides AB, BC, and CA.

Now let's remember what we need for the calculation of a triangular area:

(side x the height that descends from the side)/2

Therefore, the first thing we must find is a suitable height and side.

We are given the side AC, but there is no descending height, so it is not useful to us.

The side AB is not given,

And so we are left with the side BC, which is given.

From the side BC descends the height AD (the two form a 90-degree angle).

It can be argued that BC is also a height, but if we delve deeper it seems that CD can be a height in the triangle ADC,

and BD is a height in the triangle ADB (both are the sides of a right triangle, therefore they are the height and the side).

As we do not know if the triangle is isosceles or not, it is also not possible to know if CD=DB, or what their ratio is, and this theory fails.

Let's remember again the formula for triangular area and replace the data we have in the formula:

(side* the height that descends from the side)/2

Now we replace the existing data in this formula:

$\frac{CB\times AD}{2}$

$\frac{11.6\times3}{2}$

$\frac{34.8}{2}=17.4$

Answer

17.4

Exercise #9

The area of triangle ABC is 20 cm².

Its height (AD) is 8.

Calculate the length of the side BC.

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We can insert the given data into the formula in order to calculate the area of the triangle:

$S=\frac{AD\times BC}{2}$

$20=\frac{8\times BC}{2}$

Cross multiplication:

$40=8BC$

Divide both sides by 8:

$\frac{40}{8}=\frac{8BC}{8}$

$BC=5$

Answer

5 cm

Exercise #10

What is the area of the triangle in the drawing?

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Step-by-Step Solution

First, we will identify the data points we need to be able to find the area of the triangle.

the formula for the area of the triangle: height*opposite side / 2

Since it is a right triangle, we know that the straight sides are actually also the heights between each other, that is, the side that measures 5 and the side that measures 7.

We multiply the legs and divide by 2

$\frac{5\times7}{2}=\frac{35}{2}=17.5$

Answer

17.5

Question 1

PRS is a triangle.

The length of side SR is 4 cm. The area of triangle PSR is 30 cm².