# Finding the Area of a Triangle

The most common way to find the area of a triangle is to take half of the base times the height. Numerous other formulas exist, however, for finding the area of a triangle, depending on what information you know. Using information about the sides and angles of a triangle, it is possible to calculate the area without knowing the height.

The formula is , where is the length of the triangle’s base, and is the height of the triangle.