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Vertex

A vertex is where two or more line segments meet. A corner.

Plural of vertex is vertices (pronounced “ver-tiss-ease”).

A verticle X shape showing the vertexs (vertices) on its top where there are corners, and or, where two or more lines meet

A vertical X (vertex) shows the X marking the high point. But in maths it’s even more precise. It is where there are corners, and or, where two or more lines meet.

 

Example 1

Example 1 shows the vetrices of a pentagon. There is a vertex at each corner of the pentagon.

A pentagon has five vertices

 

Example 2

Example 2 shows the vetrices of a square which are located at its four corners

A square has four corners but these are four vertices too.

 

Example 3 

Example 3 shows the vetrex of two lines, where Line A meets Line B is the vertex

Where two lines meet is a vertex.

 

Example 4 

The vertex on a cube are located at each of its corners

 

Example 5

Example 5 shows the vetex of a parabola which can be thought of as two curves meeting each other and so producing a vertex

Example 5 shows how a parabola is two curves meeting each other and so producing a vertex

A parabola can be thought of as two curves meeting, that is why mathematicians still call this a vertex. This can be the high point or low point of the graph.

 

Example 6 

Example 6 shows the vertices of a tetrahedron which are located at each of the points or corners of the shape

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