Using Heron's Formula in Geometry


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How many formulas make up Heron's formula?

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1. What does 's' stand for in Heron's formula?

2. Find the area of a triangle whose sides all measure 3 inches.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this multiple choice quiz and worksheet to practice your skills using Heron's formula. Be sure to understand how Heron's formula is used to find the area of a triangle for a successful quiz that includes multiple questions requiring the use of Heron's formula to get the answer.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these tools to test yourself on these topics:

  • What components of the formula mean
  • The number of steps in Heron's formula
  • Finding area of triangle using only length and height

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving- use Heron's formula to solve triangle practice problems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Heron's formula
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the area of a triangle and Heron's formula

Additional Learning

Learn more about locating the area of a triangle by reviewing the lesson called Using Heron's Formula in Geometry. This lesson will help you meet these learning goals:

  • Identify number of steps making up Heron's formula
  • Define and label variables in formula
  • Find the area of a triangle without knowing height