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    Traingle word problem need help plzzzzz

    How would you do this: in triangle ABC, medians are AD and DC they intersect at P. PE = 1.5 PD=2 and DE=2.5 whats the area of AEDC
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    Please tell me how you did it

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    A 13 B 13.5 C 14 D 14.5 E 15


    this is what i did not get any answers
    i did the midline theorem so i new the base was 5 and that the two smaller triangle are proportional but the idk how you get the are of trapezoid
    the got the length of an altitude but there not the same so idk what you can do

    Last edited by zaco519; March 21st 2013 at 10:35 AM.
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