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    Coordinate geometry - Median

    The question:

    A triangle ABC has vertices A(-3,-4), B(1,4), and C(5,-6). Find the equation of the median from:

    a. C to AB

    b. A to BC

    c. B to AC

    The problem:

    I answered 'a' and 'b' correctly but I keep getting 'c' wrong. Can someone tell me what to do?
    Thanks in advance
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    Re: Coordinate geometry - Median

    Quote Originally Posted by Cikadamate View Post
    The question:

    A triangle ABC has vertices A(-3,-4), B(1,4), and C(5,-6). Find the equation of the median from:

    a. C to AB

    b. A to BC

    c. B to AC

    The problem:

    I answered 'a' and 'b' correctly but I keep getting 'c' wrong. Can someone tell me what to do?
    Thanks in advance



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    Re: Coordinate geometry - Median

    Midpoint of AC is (1,-5) So you want line joining (1,4) to (1,-5)
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    Re: Coordinate geometry - Median

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