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anonymous
 4 years ago
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?
anonymous
 4 years ago
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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IsTim
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Drawing it out would help.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yes, but how could you find this using math?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0When you draw it out, you'll find that you have two similar triangles. At that point, you can just use proportions to solve.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1327035367518:dw

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0thanks! but as far as finding its length, since it is slanting down, waht must you use to find the answer?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What you'll find is that AM/AB = AP/AC = MP/BC, since corresponding parts of similar triangles are proportional to each other.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh so it has nothing to do with the slope?
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