Area of an isosceles right triangle of hypotenuse 5 square root 2cm is:

Asked by saksham aggarwal | 10th Jan, 2014, 08:35: AM

Expert Answer:

Since the triangle is an isosceles triangle, the altitude of the triangle is equal to the base of the triangle.
 
The hypotenuse of the triangle is given as
Let the altitude of the triangle be 'a' cm.
 
By Pythagoras Theorem, we have
 
 
Area of the isosceles triangle ABC =
 
 

Answered by Vimala Ramamurthy | 10th Jan, 2014, 09:00: AM

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