1. ## Median question

In a triangle ABC, AD is a median .Which is the correct answer ?

b) AB + AC < 2 AD

d) None of these

2. ## Re: Median question

Originally Posted by sscgeek
In a triangle ABC, AD is a median .Which is the correct answer ?
b) AB + AC < 2 AD
d) None of these
If you can use vectors then notice that $D$ is a midpoint so:
$\overrightarrow {AB} + \overrightarrow {BD} = \overrightarrow {AC} + \overrightarrow {CD} = \overrightarrow {AD}$

Using $\|\overrightarrow {BD}\|$ for the length of $\overrightarrow {BD}$ note also that $\|\overrightarrow {BD}\|=\|\overrightarrow {CD}\|$.

4. ## Re: Median question

Ibdutt

Bravo..you did a good job...nice proof however you could use the Thales theorem as well
have a look here..
Intercept theorem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

However Plato is also right. If you consider vectors then the answer is c and not a.
In my opinion the original question is not clear. AB,AD AC are segments? or vectors?