Find area: Given 3 coordinates of a triangles
In the xy-coordinate plane, three vertices of a triangle are (1,2), (7,5), and (7,9). What is the area of the figure?
This is a grid in question. I had to use the distance formula to find the distance of all three sides of the triangle and then use Heron's formula to find the area.
This problem took me about 5 minutes because my method is so tedious and I easily make errors. Can anyone tell me if there is a shortcut to the problem?
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