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**fuyu1993** I searched through the forum and found some threads about this, but it seems like I'm doing everything right but I'm getting an unreasonable answer that doesnt seem right when i match it up with the coordinate i drew before hand

The problem: Triangle ABC with X(73,33) Y(33,35), and Z(52,27), find the circumcenter and Orthocenter of the triangle.

Here is what i did for circumcenter. I found the slope of XY which is -2/40 so the perp slope is 20. The slope of XZ is 6/21 so the perp slope is -21/6.

Then i found the midpt of XY and I got (53,34) and named it as point A. Next, the midpt of XZ is (62.5,30) and I named it B.

And then i set up these two formulas: y = 20x - 1026 (i found the y-intercpt using point A), and y = -21/6x + 248.75 (using pt E).

Then I set up a system: x-4 = 5x+24 and got x=54.245 and substituted it for the first formula and got y=58.9. So i got (54.245,58.9) as the answer.

I tried to match it up but the answer i got, the point was way off, what am i doing wrong? is it the calculations cuz i checked it like 3 times?