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In Triangle ABC: AB=8, BC=10, and AC=12. If M is the midpoint of AB and P is the midpoint of AC; what is the length of MP?

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  1. IsTim
    • 5 years ago
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    Drawing it out would help.

  2. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    yes, but how could you find this using math?

  3. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    When you draw it out, you'll find that you have two similar triangles. At that point, you can just use proportions to solve.

  4. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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  5. Hero
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  6. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    thanks! but as far as finding its length, since it is slanting down, waht must you use to find the answer?

  7. anonymous
    • 5 years ago
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    What you'll find is that AM/AB = AP/AC = MP/BC, since corresponding parts of similar triangles are proportional to each other.

  8. anonymous
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    oh so it has nothing to do with the slope?

  9. anonymous
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    Nope.

  10. anonymous
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    awesome thanks man!

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