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#1 2012-07-23 00:22:09

Agnishom
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Heron's Formula

We have a school project on The Applications Of Heron's Formula
It has to contain a minimum of 5 pages apart from the introduction
I replace 1 of them with the proof.
Please show me how can I prove it
And in the other 4 pages we have to show various Applications of the Formula
Could you suggest some of them

P.S.: Please give a proof without any Trigonometry and pls don't recommend that which is given in Wikipedia because I didn't understand it


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#2 2012-07-23 00:25:25

anonimnystefy
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Re: Heron's Formula

Hi Agnishom

You could put an example on one page. An application on a quadrilateral on another.

Oh, and, I recommend reading the Wikipeadia article on it. smile


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#3 2012-07-23 00:46:24

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Re: Heron's Formula

So I can fill 2 of the 4 pages: 1 with a simple example & the other with an example on Quadrilateral
Please give two other applications( May be two interesting problems)

Please explain the proof
I don't understand what's written on Wikpedia dunno


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#4 2012-07-23 01:42:05

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Re: Heron's Formula

I have to say that don't remember. I will read the Wikipedia article and then try to explain it to you.


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#5 2012-07-23 03:06:09

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Re: Heron's Formula

It's kinda interesting that the formula lets you know whether or not you have a legitimate triangle.
If it gives zero then it indicates that you have a "pretty doggone flat triangle."  Eg. 4,5,9.
It gives a negative number under the radical when it can't be a triangle.  Eg. 4,5,10.  smile


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#6 2012-07-23 03:11:47

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Re: Heron's Formula

Hi Agnishom

Which of this don't you understand:

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#7 2012-07-23 03:28:54

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Re: Heron's Formula

I wrote:

I required a proof without trigonometry

Anyway, this did help:
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index … 924AAYZnIO


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#8 2012-07-23 03:35:08

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Re: Heron's Formula

And in the other 4 pages we have to show various Applications of the Formula

Well, you can work out the area of a triangle when you know its sides.  smile

I will see if I can find anything else.

Proof without trig?  That may be a tough request to fulfil.

The first post on that site using the trig formulas.

The second takes a huge leap un-proved.  I have a suspicion that trig will be involved there too.

I've know of a book with a proof but it'll be 24 hours before I can look it up.  (and I seem to remember it has trig too)

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#9 2012-07-23 03:50:56

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Re: Heron's Formula

No I can understand it the way it is proved using Pythagoras


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