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I have to calculate the height of a triangle. The base is 6 (units)say ab One of the top sides is 4 (units)say ca The other side is 2 (units) say cb I don't know the angles. How to find the height? 

Hi, The way to approach this problem is to use Heron's Formula. This is an expression for the area of a triangle that uses only the lengths of the three sides. You can find the area using Heron's formula and then solve the equation
for h. For your example I would first draw an accurate diagram of the triangle. Chris and Penny 

