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High School Mathematics - 2
9.16 Centroid of a Triangle

To find the centroid of a triangle whose vertices are given

Let A(x1, y1), B(x2, y2) and C(x3, y3) be the vertices of the triangle ABC. Let AD be the median bisecting the base.
Then D = {(x2 + x3)/2, (y2 + y3)/2}
Now the point G on AD, which divides it internally in the ratio 2:1, is the centroid. If (x,y) are the coordinates of G, then
x = 2x(x2+x3)/2 + (1 x x1)/2+1 = (x1+x2+x3)/3
y = 2x(y2+y3)/2 + (1 x y1)/(2+1) = (y1+y2+y3)/3
Hence, the coordinates of the centroid are given by
x = (x1+x2+x3)/3, y = (y1+y2+y3)/3.

Directions: Solve the following.
Q 1: The coordnates of the vertices of the triangle are (4, -3), (-5,2) and (x,y). If the centroid of the triangle is at the origin, what is the value of x and y.
(1,1)
1
(0,1)
0

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