# Shell Script to read the base and height of a traingle and find its area

in Categories Shell Math last updated April 3, 2008

Calculating the area of a triangle is an elementary problem encountered often in many different situations. The best known, and simplest formula is

Where S is area, b is the length of the base of the triangle, and h is the height or altitude of the triangle. The term ‘base’ denotes any side, and ‘height’ denotes the length of a perpendicular from the point opposite the side onto the side itself.