Finding the area of a triangle can be as
simple as plugging numbers into the well known formula for the
area of a triangle:
But how do you find the area of a triangle when you do not know the height of the triangle?
A Greek engineer and geometer, Hero (or Heron) of Alexandria, who lived in the first century 10 - 75, is credited with discovering a means of finding the area of a triangle when the height is not known.