# How do you find the area of a triangle with sides 8, 15, and 17?

##### 1 Answer

Jun 15, 2015

Find area of triangle ABC

#### Explanation:

Use the trig identity: a^2 = b^2 + c^2 - 2bc cos A

Because: 17^2 = 289 = 64 + 225 = 289, therefor, the triangle is a right triangle with A = 90 deg.

The triangle area :