A Scalene triangle has three random(Unequal) sides/lengths and three random (unequal) angles.
A simple definition of a scalene triangle is “A Scalene triangle is a triangle with three different sides and angles.”
Example: The sail on a sailboat is also likely to be raised in the shape of a scalene triangle, with no side of the sail being the same length as any other side.
As there are different types of triangles, how is the scalene triangle different from other triangles? (Read the Difference table below).
|Sides||3 sides with random lengths||2 Equal Sides||3 Equal Sides|
|Angles||3 random angles||One Right Angle(90)||3 Equal Angles|
Area of Scalene Triangle Formula
For finding out the area of a scalene triangle, you need the following measurements.
a) The length of one side and the perpendicular distance of that side to the opposite angle.
b) The lengths of all three sides.
Area of Scalene Triangle With Base and Height
The area of a scalene triangle with any side as base ‘b’ and height ‘h’ (an altitude on that base) is
Area of Scalene Triangle Example
Q1) Find the area of the triangle with base 20 cm and height 12 cm?
Solution: Base (b) = 20 cm
Height (h) = 12cm
Area of Scalene Triangle Using Heron’s Formula
Step 1: If you know the length of the three sides of the triangle (a, b, c).
Step 2: Find the semi-perimeter, S.
The formula for finding the semi-perimeter of a triangle is
Step 3: Then apply the Heron’s formula to find the area of a scalene triangle
Area of a Scalene Triangle with Three Sides
Q1) Find the area of a triangle whose sides are 122 cm, 120 cm, and 22 cm.
S = 132 cm
Therefore, the area of a triangle is 1320 cm2
Area of Scalene Triangle without Height
The value of one of the angles (Suppose ∠C) as well as the lengths of the two sides (a and b) that form a scalene triangle, measures the area as:
Q1) Find the area of the triangle with two sides as 28 cm and 35 cm and the angle between these sides as 60°?
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