# Sum of the ratios on the three altitudes of the distance of the orthocenter from the base to the length of the altitude

## Description

Altitude of a triangle is a line segment through a vertex and perpendicular to a line containing the base (the opposite side of the triangle). This line containing the opposite side is called the extended base of the altitude. The intersection between the extended base and the altitude is called the foot of the altitude. The length of the altitude, often simply called the altitude, is the distance between the extended base and the vertex. The three altitudes intersect in a single point, called the orthocenter of the triangle. Denote the vertices of a triangle as A, B, and C and the orthocenter as H, and let D, E, and F denote the feet of the altitudes from A, B, and C respectively. The sum of the ratios on the three altitudes of the distance of the orthocenter from the base to the length of the altitude is 1.

Related formulas## Variables

HD | Distance of the orthocenter from the side BC (m) |

AD | The altitude to the side BC (m) |

HE | Distance of the orthocenter from the side AC (m) |

BE | The altitude to the side AC (m) |

HF | Distance of the orthocenter from the side AB (m) |

CF | The altitude to the side AB (m) |