Unformatted text preview: A = 1 2 bh, (1.24) where b is the “base” length and h is the “height”, is not always convenient to apply. Often we are presented with either the lengths of the three sides or the coordinates of the vertices (from which these lengths are easily calculated); in either case we can take a convenient side as the base , but calculating the height —the perpendicular distance from the base to the opposite vertex—can require some work....
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 Calculus, Geometry, Height

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