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**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]

In right angled ΔADC,

In the right angled ΔADB,

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*

*Workout Examples*

*Example 1: Find the area of triangle ABC.*

*Solution: In ΔABC, a = 10cm*

*b = 8cm*

*c = 6cm*

*You can comment your questions or problems regarding the scalene triangle or area of triangles here.*

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