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Median and Mid-Segment of a Trapezoid

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Median or mid-segment of a Trapezoid
A median or mid-segment of a trapezoid is the line segment connecting the midpoints of the two non-parallel sides of a trapezoid. It is parallel to the set of parallel lines in a trapezoid and is equal to the average of the lengths of the bases.

The following diagram shows the median or mid-segment of a trapezoid. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions on the median of trapezoids.
Median 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?

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