# Area of an Obtuse Triangle

**Formula:**`A = (0.5 * base * height)`

## Introduction to Area of an Obtuse Triangle Calculator

The area of an obtuse triangle can be calculated by multiplying its base and height, and then taking half of that value. In this formula, ** A** represents the area of the obtuse triangle,

**is the length of one of the sides of the triangle, and**

*base***is the perpendicular distance from the base to the opposite vertex. The result is expressed in square units, based on the units used for base and height (e.g., square meters, square feet).**

*height*## Parameter usage:

`base`

= length of the base of the triangle`height`

= perpendicular distance from the base to the opposite vertex

## Example valid values:

`base`

= 5`height`

= 12

## Output:

`area`

= area of the triangle

## Data validation

The base and height must be greater than zero.

## Summary

This calculator takes into account the base and height of an obtuse triangle and outputs its area. It is not specific to a particular unit of measurement.

Tags: Geometry, Obtuse Triangle, Area