Question in centroid for given figure

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hi all ..

Hello .. I am a new member .. I have a test next week .. I have some difficulty in such matters ..

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Welcome to Physics Forums.

For the y-coordinate of a triangle's centroid, it is not half of the height but rather is located closer to the base. In fact it is 1/3 of the height above the base:

166px-Triangle_centroid_1.svg.png
(From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centroid)
 
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I did not understand .. Explain with example if possible
 

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