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Median and Mid-Segment of a Trapezoid

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Videos, worksheets, games and activities to help Geometry students learn about the median and mid-segment of a trapezoid.

Median of a Trapezoid
The median of a trapezoid is (a) parallel to the bases and (b) has a length equal to the average of the lengths of the bases. Students are then asked to solve problems related to these concepts using Algebra.
How to find the length of a median in a trapezoid.

Trapezoid Midsegment :
A midsegment of a trapezoid is the line segment connecting the midpoints of the two non-parallel sides of a trapezoid. A trapezoid midsegment is parallel to the set of parallel lines in a trapezoid and is equal to the average of the lengths of the bases. A trapezoid midsegment is related to a triangle midsegment given that both of their lengths are proportional to the bases.

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