altitude


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