** Definition of Altitude**

- Altitude of a geometric figure is the shortest distance from its top (vertex) to its opposite side (base).

**Examples of Altitude**

**Solved Example on Altitude**

Identify the altitude.

Choices:

A. AB

B. BC

C. GF

D. AH

Correct Answer: D

Solution:

Step 1:Altitude of geometric figure is the shortest distance from its top (vertex) to its opposite side (base).

Step 2:So, the altitude of the figure is AH.

**Related Terms for Altitude**

- Altitude of a Triangle
- Apex
- Height
- Polygon
- Side
- Vertex