# SOLUTION: What's the altitude of a triangle? I want a very simple definition please.

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 Question 613892: What's the altitude of a triangle? I want a very simple definition please.Answer by stanbon(60771)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!What's the altitude of a triangle? I want a very simple definition please. ---- Every triangle has 3 bases; each base determines an altitude. The altitude is the length of the perpendicular line segment drawn from the vertex opposite the base to the base. ---- Draw a triangle. Pick a side as a base. Find the vertex opposite the base. Draw a line segment from the vertex point perpendicular to the line of the base. Note: The line of the base may have to be extended so the altitude will meet that line. ========================================= cheers, Stan H.