Maths / Coordinate Geometry / Area of Triangle Using Coordinate

QUESTION
 

Find the area of the triangle formed by the points P(-1.5, 3), Q(6,-2) and R(-3,4).

EXPLANATION
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The area of the triangle formed by the given points is equal to

                          frac {1}{2}left [ -1.5(-2-4)+6(4-3)+(-3)(3+2) right ]

                         =frac {1}{2}(9+6-15)=0

Can we have a triangle of area 0 square units?

No, so the coordinates do not represent a triangle.

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