### Find the area of the figure below. Also, find the altitude to the base of the triangle.

(All measurements are in centimeters)

**Answer:**

Area: 36 cm^{2}

Altitude: 24 cm

**Step by Step Explanation:**

The area of the triangle can be calculated using Heron's formula since all sides of the triangle are known.

S =

= 27 cm.3 + 25 + 26 2

The area of the triangle = √27(27 - 3)(27 - 25)(27 - 26) = 36 cm^{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