Everyone knows the formula x base x height for working out the area of a triangle. But what happens when you can’t work out the height of a triangle, what can you do then?
Luckily trigonometry has the answer, with the formula Area = .
Where C is the angle between the sides a and b, (see diagram above).
Find the area of the above triangle (not to scale) using the information given.
Using the above formula, we get the following equation:
So to two decimal places.
Note – It does not matter which sides or angles you choose in your formula, just as long as you choose the angle enclosed by the two chosen sides.