### Find the area of the figure below. Also, find the altitude to the base of the triangle.(All measurements are in centimeters)

Area: 36 cm2
Altitude: 24 cm

Step by Step Explanation:

1. The area of the triangle can be calculated using Heron's formula since all sides of the triangle are known.
S =
 3 + 25 + 26 2
= 27 cm.
The area of the triangle = √27(27 - 3)(27 - 25)(27 - 26) = 36 cm2
2. Let's assume, 'h' is the altitude to the base of the triangle,
The altitude to the base of the triangle =
 2 × (The area of the triangle) The base of the triangle

=
 2 × 36 3

= 24 cm