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### Course: Class 9 (Old)>Unit 6

Lesson 1: Triangles (review)

# Intro to medians of a triangle

Let's get introduced to medians of a triangle and learn what centroids are. Created by Aanand Srinivas.

## Want to join the conversation?

• how do you find altitude
• To find an altitude:
1} Take a point on the triangle.
2} Now draw a straight line to the opposite side at right angle
• in this video, you said that if we draw a median, the median will cut the triangle into half. so if we draw a median in a scalene triangle (all 3 sides are not equal) can it be half?
• what is an altitude?
you didn't mention that!
• An altitude is essentially the height of a triangle. This can change if the triangle's base is different.
• can a median be drawn outside a triangle
• No, it can't be drawn outside a triangle it is mentioned at the beginning of the video
• altitude? why isnt it mentioned and also the therom based on centroid?
• I thought that a Median was the middle number of a set of numbers so how is it involved in triangle?
(1 vote)
• In a triangle, the median is the line connecting a vortex and the mid point of the side opposite to the angle. And, the point where all the medians meet is the mid point of the triangle