Middle segment of a triangle - Examples, Exercises and Solutions

The midsegment of a triangle has three main properties:

  • The midsegment crosses exactly through the middle of the two sides that determine it.
  • The midsegment is parallel to the third side of the triangle.
  • The midsegment measures half the length of the side arranged parallel to it.

Let's look at the properties of the midsegment of a triangle in the following illustration:

Midsegment of a triangle

If AD=CD AD=CD
AE=BEAE=BE

then 2DE=CB2DE=CB
DECBDE∥CB

Practice Middle segment of a triangle

Exercise #1

Given that DE is a middle section in triangle ABC, what is the length of side DE?

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4

Exercise #2

Given that DE is a middle section in triangle ABC, what is the length of side DE?

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5

Exercise #3

Given that DE is a middle section in triangle ABC, what is the length of side DE?

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4.5

Exercise #4

Given that DE is a middle section in triangle ABC, what is the length of side DE?

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9

Exercise #5

Given that DE is a middle section in triangle ABC, what is the length of side DE?

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11

Exercise #1

Given that DE is the middle section in triangle ABC, what is the length of side DE?

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7

Exercise #2

Given that DE is the middle section in triangle ABC, what is the length of side DE?

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6

Exercise #3

Given that DE is the middle section in triangle ABC, what is the length of side DE?

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Exercise #4

Given that DE is the middle section in triangle ABC, what is the length of side DE?

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7.5

Exercise #5

Given that DE is the middle section in triangle ABC, what is the length of side DE?

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7

Exercise #1

Given that DE is the middle section in triangle ABC, what is the length of side DE?

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12

Exercise #2

Given that DE is the middle section in triangle ABC, what is the length of side DE?

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4

Exercise #3

In which figure is the dashed segment the median?

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Exercise #4

In which figure is the dashed segment the median?

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Exercise #5

Which figure shows the median of a triangle?

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Topics learned in later sections

  1. Midsegment
  2. Midsegment of a trapezoid