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# What is the area of a triangle whose sides are in the ratio

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What is the area of a triangle whose sides are in the ratio 5:5:8 & whose perimeter is 36cms?

a. 12 sq cm
b. 24
c. 54
d. 48
e. None of the above
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07 Mar 2004, 12:16
sides are 10,10 and 16
base = 16 height = sqrt(100-64) = 6
Area = 16 * 6/2 = 48
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