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Median of a Triangle

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Videos, worksheets, games and activities to help Geometry students learn how to construct the median of a triangle.

Constructing a Median
A median is a line segment from the vertex to the midpoint of the opposite side in a triangle. In every type of triangle, the median will be contained within the polygon, unlike altitudes which can lie outside the triangle. When constructing a median, we first find the midpoint of the side opposite the desired vertex, then use a straightedge to connect the midpoint and the vertex.
Using a straight edge and compass constructing a median of a triangle

The video describes how to construct the median of a triangle.


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