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Equilateral Triangle Calculator

Enter side, perimeter, area or altitude of equilateral triangle then choose a missing value and the calculator will show you a step by step explanation how to find that value.

Equilateral Triangle Calculator
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Enter known values:
side a =
area A =
perimeter P =
altitude h =
Select value to find:
side a
area A
perimeter P
altitude h
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example 1:
What is the area of an equilateral triangle of perimeter $90 cm^2$.
example 2:
What is the perimeter of an equilateral triangle if its height is $\frac{20}{3} cm^2$?
example 3:
If base of an equilateral triangle $50$ inches long, what is the triangle's height?
example 4:
$\triangle ABC$ is an equilateral triangle with area 24. Find the perimeter of $\triangle ABC$.

Formulas for Equilateral Triangle

To calculate missing value in equilateral triangle, based on one known value, you need to remember just three formulas.

equilateral diagram
F1: $$ P = 3 \cdot a $$

a = side

h = altitude

A = area

P = perimeter

F2: $$ A = \frac{a^2 \sqrt{3}}{4} $$
F3: $$ h = \frac{a \sqrt{3}}{2} $$

The diagram at the right shows when to use each of these formulas.

Example 1:

If you are given altitude h and you want to calculate side a, then you need to use formula which connects h and a.

Example 2:

If you are given area A and you want to calculate perimeter P then you need to make two steps to get the solution. In first step you apply formula which connects area A and side a and in second step use formula which connects side a and perimeter P.

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