
Medians of a Triangle
Geometry construction using a compass and straightedge
This page shows how to construct the
medians of a triangle
with compass and straightedge or ruler. A triangle has three medians.
They are lines linking a
vertex
to the
midpoint
of the opposite side. We first find the midpoint, then draw the median.
Printable stepbystep instructions
The above animation is available as a
printable stepbystep instruction sheet, which can be used for making handouts
or when a computer is not available.
Proof
 Q.E.D
Try it yourself
Click here for a printable worksheet containing median construction problems.
When you get to the page, use the browser print command to print as many as you wish. The printed output is not copyright.
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