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What is the difference between the median of a triangle and the altitude of a triangle?
Last Updated: 10th April, 2020
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Also question is, can the median and altitude of a triangle be the same?
Yes. A median connects the midpoint of a triangle with the opposite vertex. An altitude connects a vertex of a triangle to the side opposite of the vertex so the angle formed between the two segments is a right angle.
Likewise, what is altitudes of a triangle? In geometry, an altitude of a triangle is a line segment through a vertex and perpendicular to (i.e., forming a right angle with) a line containing the base (the side opposite the vertex).
Then, what is a median of a triangle?
In geometry, a median of a triangle is a line segment joining a vertex to the midpoint of the opposite side, thus bisecting that side. Every triangle has exactly three medians, one from each vertex, and they all intersect each other at the triangle's centroid.
How many medians and altitudes are there in a triangle?