## Centorid of a triangle

**How to Find the Centroid of a Triangle**

**What You Start With**

Shown above is a triangle of any shape that we are going to try and find the centroid of.

**Centroid of a Triangle -**The centroid of a triangle is found by obtaining the midpoint of all three sides of the triangle and joining them back to the opposite vertex of the triangle. Where these three lines intersect (shown above in blue) is called the centroid of the triangle.

This point is related to the center of gravity. If you had a triangular shape and try to balance it on a point, for example a sharp pencil point, the point it eventually balances on is called the centroid.

The centroid of a triangle is the point through which all the mass of a triangular plate seems to act. This point can also be referred to as its, 'center of gravity' or 'center of mass'

Necessarily the centroid will always have to be inside the triangle.

**Centroid of a Triangle Interactive**