There are different ways of calculating the area of a triangle. This is because there are different formulas you can use. However, deciding on the perfect one to use depends solely on the nature of the parameters you are given.
1. For the formula we are going to discuss here, you will first need to determine the base of the triangle, as well as the height of the triangle. At times, these two parameters will be given directly in the question.
2. If you want to calculate the area of a triangle using the base and the height of the triangle, you will need this formula i.e., Area= 1/2(bh).
3. For instance, say the base of a triangle is 8 cm, and the height is 6 cm, and you are asked to calculate the area of this triangle, substitute the values for the parameters given.