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How can you find the orthocenter of a triangle?

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zach1192 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 14, 2011 at 1:02 PM via web

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How can you find the orthocenter of a triangle?

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samhouston | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted August 14, 2011 at 1:07 PM (Answer #1)

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The orthocenter of a triangle is the point of intersection of the three altitudes.  To find the orthocenter, start with one side of the triangle and draw a perpendicular line (90 degrees) from that side to the opposite vertex.  Repeat this process with the other two sides of the triangle.  The three lines will intersect at a single point called the orthocenter.

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riteshjha1 | Student, Grade 11 | Honors

Posted August 14, 2011 at 2:27 PM (Answer #2)

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The orthocenter of a triangle can be found by just drawing perpendicular on every sides and where all the perpendicular lines(altitudes) meets is the orthocenter. 

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atyourservice | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted May 26, 2014 at 4:15 PM (Answer #3)

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Draw a perpendicular line on every side, and where all the lines meet is the the othocenter

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