Using exact values, find the area of an equilateral triangle with side length 12 cm. Homework Help ✎
Sketch an equilateral triangle. Label the angles and sides.
Drop a perpendicular height from C to the base AB.
What kind of a triangle is ΔCDB?
How long is DB?
Using the Pythagorean Theorem, find the height 'h'.
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Finally, find the area of the triangle multiplying half the height times the base.