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geometry medians and altitudes of triangles
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median of a triangle
a segment from a vertex to the midpoint of the opposite side
Centroid
point of concurrency of the three medians of a triangle; Always inside the triangle
altitude of a triangle
the perpendicular segment from a vertex to the opposite side or to the line that contains the opposite side
orthocenter
the point at which lines containing the three altitudes of a triangle intersect
perpendicular bisector
a segment, ray, line, or plane that is perpendicular to a segment at its midpoint
angle bisector
a segment, ray, line, or plane that divides an angle into two adjacent angles that are congruent
equidistant
a point that is the same distance from two figures
incenter
the point of concurrency of the three angle bisectors of the triangles
circumcenter
the point of concurrency of the three perpendicular bisector of a triangle.
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