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Who discovered the formula for finding the area of a triangle?

  1. Jul 2, 2003 #1
    Who discovered the formula for finding the area of a triangle?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 2, 2003 #2
    was it heron? im not really sure.
     
  4. Jul 2, 2003 #3
    Some may say Heron of Alexandria, but it was actually Archimedes.
     
  5. Jul 2, 2003 #4
    Wow, point for Hazzy, good try shark, just a little late. Heron's Metrica is still the earliest known proof.

    That was so fast, i'm going to post another question tomorrow afternoon.
     
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