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

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Video Examples: How to Find Altitude in Geometry : Math Fundamentals


Solved Example on Altitude

Ques: Identify the altitude.

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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.
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