# What is the area of a triangle with sides 10, 10 and 16?

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Jun 1, 2015

The height of a triangle with sides 10, 10, and 16, if we use 16 as the base is 6 (Pythagorean Theorem and diagram below).

Therefore the area of the triangle is

Alternately you could use Heron's formula

In this case

and

the area