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Cevian

A line segment, ray, or line that extends from a vertex of a triangle to the opposite side (which may be extended). Medians, altitudes, and angle bisectors are all examples of cevians.

 

 

 

See also

Ceva’s Theorem, Menelaus’s Theorem, Stewart's Theorem

 


  this page updated 21-feb-16
Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
written, illustrated, and webmastered by Bruce Simmons
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