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Re: [Channel-talkgeometry] Median vs. Midline

From: <jrted53@cox.net>
Date: Mon Sep 08 2008 - 15:00:39 EDT

These can be very confusing terms. In a triangle the median is the segment from a vertex to the midpoint of the opposite side. The midline is the segment joining the midpoints of any two sides. But, in a trapezoid, the median is the segment joining the midpoints of the two non-parallel sides. Hence, the confusion.

I hope this helps.
Janet Tedesco

---- Mike & Marlyn Lee <mm2lee@msn.com> wrote:
> I am wondering if anyone has a clearer explanation of the terms "median" and
> "midline". I don't have a clear picture of these two terms.
>
> Does anyone have another way of explaining median and midline?
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Marlyn Lee
>
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