How to Find the Centroid of a Triangle

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What is the centroid of a triangle?

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1. What is the first step to finding the centroid of a triangle?

2. Find the centroid of the triangle with vertices A (-3, 5), B (10, 11), and C (8, -10)

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can assess what you remember about what a triangle's centroid is and how to locate it with this quiz and worksheet. You'll review the formula and how to correctly use it to find the centroid of triangles. The quiz includes some practice math problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet focuses on evaluating what you know about:

  • Defining the centroid of a triangle
  • The steps to finding the centroid of a triangle
  • Using the formula to find the centroid of a triangle

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of what a centroid of a triangle is to answer a question about it
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and are able to correctly interpret information about the steps to finding the centroid of a triangle
  • Problem solving - ensure you are able correctly solve for the centroid of a triangle

Additional Learning

You can find a more detailed review of this topic in the lesson, How to Find the Centroid of a Triangle. This lesson offers more explanation of:

  • Solving for the centroid in four steps
  • Example problems
  • Checking that you solved it correctly
  • Finding the answer without a graph
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