Centroid of a triangle Tutorial

Centroid of a triangle Tutorial

Centroid of a triangle Definition

The point through which all the three medians of a triangle pass is called centroid of the triangle and it divides each median in the ratio 21.

Centroid Formula

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where,
(x1, y1) , (x2, y2) and (x3, y3)be the coordinates of the vertices of the triangle.
Centroid Diagram
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Centroid Example

Case 1 Find the centroid of a triangle whose vertices are (-1, -3), (2, 1) and (8, -4). x1 = -1, y1 = -3 x2 = 2, y2 = 1 and x3 = 8, y3 = -4 Substitute in the formula as

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The above example will clearly illustrates how to calculate the Centroid of a triangle manually.

This tutorial will help you dynamically to find the Analytical Geometry problems

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