Also, know as height of the triangle, it’s the perpendicular drawn from the vertex of the triangle to the opposite side, it usually makes right angle triangle with the base.
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More ever why altitude is so important?
It is used for area calculation of the triangle that’s area of a triangle is ½ base*height
About altitude, different triangles have different types of altitude, for example, altitude in an obtuse triangle is like
we can see that the altitude is outside the triangle
Formula for altitude
Many students are little bit confused over the formula of altitude its be like altitude= 2*(A/B) where A is area and B is base student can visit byjus the learning application for precise video lectures
Altitude of an equilateral triangle
As per the above-discussed formula, altitude = 2*(A/B) Now for equilateral triangle A= root3/4 a^2 So putting it in that equation we have (root3/2)*a.
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