(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

If a, b, c are the lengths of the sides of a triangle, then the area K of the triangle is given by [tex]K=\sqrt{s(s-a)(s-b)(s-c)}[/tex], where [tex]s=\frac{1}{2}(a+b+c)[/tex]. The numbersis called thesemiperimeter. Prove Heron's Formula. Hint: Use the area formula [tex]K=\frac{1}{2}bc\sin\phi[/tex].

sinphi should be sinA. it wouldn't let me use sinA.

3. The attempt at a solution

Absolute torture if you ask me!!! I need help getting on the right track, any help is appreciated.

Ignore everything from the triangle and down, that's a different problem.

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# Homework Help: Prove Heron's Formula (Trigonometry)

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