Thursday, October 29, 2015

don't give me that altitude (and median)

On these triangles I tried to find the medians and the altitudes for both acute triangles and obtuse triangles. 

If a line segment is drawn from a vertex of a triangle and 1. splits the opposite side into two congruent segments 2. bisects the opposite side of the angle 3. goes to the midpoint of the opposite side of the triangle..., then it's a median.

If a line segment is drawn from a vertex and 1. is perpendicular to the opposite side 2. forms two right angles when it intersects the opposite side 3. makes two 90 degree angles when it intersects the opposite side..., then it is an altitude.

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