Constructing the OrthocenterDate: 01/27/99 at 17:43:51 From: Justin Subject: Orthocenter I need the steps for how to construct it! Date: 01/28/99 at 09:40:51 From: Doctor Floor Subject: Re: Orthocenter Hi Justin, Thanks for your question. I suppose you want to know how to construct the orthocenter of a triangle using just ruler and straightedge. To construct the orthocenter you should construct two (three are not necessary) altitudes in a triangle. Their intersection is the orthocenter. You can construct an altitude in a triangle like this: More basic constructions can be found in the Dr. Math archives: http://mathforum.org/dr.math/problems/zaidi11.13.98.html I hope this helps! Best regards, - Doctor Floor, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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