We are going to look at the area of 3 different types of triangles:

A right triangle, an acute triangle, and an obtuse triangle.

A right triangle, an acute triangle, and an obtuse triangle.

Regardless of the type of triangle, all triangles have the same area. You will need two important pieces of information in order to calculate the area of triangles: (1) the base of the triangle and (2) the height of the triangle We can calculate the area of a triangle by using the formula below:

Now, let's look at a few examples:

__Example #1__

Your turn! Determine the area of the following triangle:

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__Example #2__

Your turn! Determine the area of the following triangle:

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__Example #3__

Your turn! Determine the area of the following triangle:

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