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Topic: How do i go on finding the cordinate of the middle of hypotenuse
of a right angled triangle?

Replies: 14   Last Post: Jul 21, 2013 4:21 PM

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 William Elliot Posts: 2,637 Registered: 1/8/12
Re: How do i go on finding the cordinate of the middle of hypotenuse
of a right angled triangle?

Posted: Jul 19, 2013 10:30 PM

On Fri, 19 Jul 2013, jonas.thornvall@gmail.com wrote:

> Using a cartesian dot base cordinate system.(computer graphics)

> I have right sided triangles at differents slopes, and need to find the
> hypotenuse middle cordinate of them, how do i go on to do that?
>

I presume you mean the midpoint of hypothenuse.

Assuming you know the coordinates of the three points of the triangle,
ABC with the right angle at C, average the coordinates of A and B.

> Can it be done without trigonometry?

Yes, if A = (a,b) and B = (r,s), then the mid point
of the line segement AB is ((a + b)/2, (r + s)/2))

Date Subject Author
7/19/13 William Elliot
7/20/13 JT
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7/20/13 Dirk Van de moortel
7/20/13 Brian Q. Hutchings
7/20/13 JT
7/20/13 HOPEINCHRIST
7/21/13 JT
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7/21/13 Brian Q. Hutchings
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