area of a convex polygon

Area of a Convex Polygon

The coordinates(x1, y1),(x2, y2),(x3, y3),. . . ,(xn, yn) of a convexpolygon are arranged in the "determinant" below. The coordinates must be taken in counterclockwise order around the polygon, beginning and ending at the same point.


Find the area of this polygon:    

See also

Area of a regular polygon, analytic geometry

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