Triangles are one of the most fundamental shapes in geometry and often appear in various mathematical problems. The area of a triangle can be calculated using its base and height. In this blog, we will learn how to write a Python program to find the area of a triangle.

Before we proceed to the implementation of the program, let’s briefly understand the formula for calculating the area of a **triangle**. The **formula** for the area of a triangle is:

**Area = (base * height) / 2**

where base and height are the two sides of a triangle. Using this formula, we can easily calculate the area of any triangle, given its base and height.

Now, let’s move to the implementation of the program.

## Python Program to Find the Area of a Triangle:

We will use the following steps to write a **Python** program to find the area of a triangle:

Step 1: Take the input from the user for the base and height of the triangle.

Step 2: Calculate the area of the triangle using the formula (base * height) / 2.

Step 3: Print the area of the triangle.

Here’s the Python code to find the area of a triangle:

```
# Taking input from the user for base and height of the triangle
base = float(input("Enter the base of the triangle: "))
height = float(input("Enter the height of the triangle: "))
# Calculating the area of the triangle
area = (base * height) / 2
# Printing the area of the triangle
print("The area of the triangle is: ", area)
```

In the above code, we first take input from the user for the base and height of the triangle using the `input()`

function. We then calculate the area of the triangle using the formula `(base * height) / 2`

. Finally, we print the area of the triangle using the `print()`

function.

Let’s understand the code step-by-step:

- In the first line of the code, we use the
`input()`

function to take input from the user for the base of the triangle. We convert the input value to a float using the`float()`

function and store it in the variable`base`

. - In the second line of the code, we use the
`input()`

function again to take input from the user for the height of the triangle. We convert the input value to a float using the`float()`

function and store it in the variable`height`

. - In the third line of the code, we calculate the area of the triangle using the formula
`(base * height) / 2`

and store the value in the variable`area`

. - In the last line of the code, we use the
`print()`

function to print the area of the triangle on the console.

Let’s run the above code with some sample inputs to see the output:

```
Enter the base of the triangle: 5
Enter the height of the triangle: 8
The area of the triangle is: 20.0
```

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