# . What is the Area of a Triangle

The area of a triangle is known as the whole region occupied by the 3 sides of a triangle in a 2-dimensional plane. The basic formula for the area of a triangle is equal to 1/2 of the product of its base and height, i.e., A = 1/2 × b × h. This method is applicable to all kinds of triangles, whether it is a scalene triangle, an isosceles triangle, or an equilateral triangle.  Both the base and the height of a triangle are perpendicular to each other. The area of a triangle is expressed in square units, like, m2, cm2, in2, and so on.

Formula of Area of Triangle:

The area of a triangle may be calculated the use of various formulas. For example, Heron’s formula is used to calculate the triangle’s area, while we understand that the period of all 3 sides. Trigonometric functions are also used to find the area of a triangle while we know sides and the angle formed between them. However, the simple formula which is used to find the area of a triangle is:

Area of triangle = 1/2 × base × height Example: What is the area of a triangle with base 'b' = 4cm and height 'h' = 8 cm?

Solution: Using the formula: Area of a Triangle, A = 1/2 × b × h = 1/2 × 4 × 8 = 16 cm2.