## 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

Where:

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.

## Example

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 h**

**A =** **0.5 x 6m x 4m**

**A =** **3m x 4m**

**A = 12m ^{2}**

The answer is 12m^{2}. Twelve meters squared