Hello, Joe!

The wording is rather clumsy . . .

Construct a triangle given: side (altitude to side ), (median to side ).

Draw a horizontal line

Erect a perpendicular to line and measure length to pointCode:A * | | Ha | | | L - - * - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Using center and radius , swing an arc cutting line atCode:A * |\ | \ Ha | \ Ma | \ | \ L - - * - - * - - D

is the midpoint of side

Using center and radius , swing arcs on both sides

. . cutting line at andCode:A * *|\ * * | \ * * | \ * * | \ * * | \ * * * * * * * * * * B ½a D ½a C

And is our triangle!