Orthocenter

Pronunciation: /ˈɔrθ əˌsɛn tər/ Explain

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The orthocenter of a triangle is the point where the altitudes of the triangle coincide.[1] The orthocenter may on the interior the triangle, on the boundary of the triangle or on the exterior of the triangle.

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Discovery

  1. For what class of triangle is the orthocenter on the interior of the triangle?
  2. For what class of triangle is the orthocenter on the boundary of the triangle?
  3. For what class of triangle is the orthocenter on the exterior of the triangle?

Cite this article as:

McAdams, David E. Orthocenter. 8/7/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/o/orthocenter.html.

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8/7/2018: Changed vocabulary links to WORDLINK format. (McAdams, David E.)
12/21/2009: Added "References". (McAdams, David E.)
12/30/2008: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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