Jim WilsonLets use and apply the notation in the figure below. Note we are marking the equivalent segments from each vertex so that the s, s - a, s - b, and s - c are in play from the start. We have three pairs of congruent right triangles so the area is twice the sum of the areas of one from each pair.

A key step in the derivation is the use of the triple cotangent identity when the sum of the three angles is a right angle.

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