How to calculate the area of a triangle
It’s very simple to calculate the area of a triangle, you just use the following formula.
A = 0.5 x b x h
A = area
0.5 = a constant
b = length of the base (bottom)
h = the height
If you had two triangles, it would make the same area as a square. So this formula calculates the area of a square and then finds what half of that would be by multiplying it by 0.5. you could also use A = (b x h) ÷ 2.
You’ve been asked to calculate the area of a Triangle, you measure the base and find it is 6m and the height is 4m. Find the area using the formula A =0.5 x b x hA =0.5 x 6m x 4mA =3m x 4mA = 12m2 The answer is 12m2. Twelve meters squared