# Scalene Triangle ## Scalene Triangle

A triangle having non of the sides equal is called an scalene triangle. In the given figure of triangle ABC, all three sides AB, BC and AC have different measurements, therefore ΔABC is a scalene triangle.

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### Area of Scalene Triangle (Heron’s Formula)

If all sides of a scalene triangle are given, then we can find out the area of the triangle by Heron’s formula. Heron of Alexandria gave this formula.

Let a, b and c be three sides BC, AC and AB respectively of a scalene triangle ABC given in the figure. AD is the height which is denoted by h.
Let, BD=x, then DC= a – x
Perimeter of ΔABC = a + b + c
Let, 2s = a + b + c where s = semi-perimeter

Area of ΔABC = ½ a × h ………...... (i)  [Because, Area of Δ = ½ × base × height]

From (i) and (ii),
Substituting the value of x from above in equation (iii), we get

Putting the value of h in equation (i), we get

Thus, when three sides of a triangle are given, then its area is given by the formula

where a, b and c are the three sides of the triangle and s is the semi perimeter i.e.

This formula is known as the Heron’s formula.

### Workout Examples

Example 1: Find the area of triangle ABC.
Solution: In ΔABC, a = 10cm
b = 8cm
c = 6cm

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