Question

The perpendicular line segment from a vertex of a triangle to its opposite side is called

- a median
- an altitude
- an angle bisector.
- a perpendicular bisector.

Solution

The correct option is **B** an altitude

The perpendicular line segment from a vertex of a triangle to its opposite side is called an altitude of the triangle. A triangle has 3 altitudes.

The perpendicular line segment from a vertex of a triangle to its opposite side is called an altitude of the triangle. A triangle has 3 altitudes.

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