Question
Thu June 05, 2008 By:

find the area of an isosceles right triangle whose equal sides measure 10cm.

Expert Reply
Wed June 18, 2008

The area of a triangle is given by 1/2*base*height

For an isosceles right triangle the equal sides form the base and the height as they are perpendicular(the third side is the hypotenuse is equal to [102 + 102]1/2)

Thus the area is = 1/2*10*10 = 50sq cm

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