1. Find the Midpoint

Find the midpoint of each diagonal of a square with side of length s. Draw the conclusion that the diagonals of the square intersect at their midpoints.

HINT GIVEN IN BOOK: Use (0,0), (0,s), (s,0) and (s,s) as the vertices of the square.

2. Originally Posted by magentarita
Use (0,0), (0,s), (s,0) and (s,s) as the vertices of the square.

Set them off in non-adjacent pairs.

(0,0) and (s,s)

(0,s) and (s,0)

How do you find the midpoint of the segment adjoining each pair?

3. Tell me...

Are you saying to use the midpoint formula?

4. Originally Posted by magentarita
Find the midpoint of each diagonal of a square with side of length s. Draw the conclusion that the diagonals of the square intersect at their midpoints.

HINT GIVEN IN BOOK: Use (0,0), (0,s), (s,0) and (s,s) as the vertices of the square.
Let
A=(0,0)
B=(0,s)
C=(s,s)
D=(s,0)
so diagonals are AC and BD
using midpoint formula
midpoint of AC=(S/2,S/2)
midpoint of BD=(S/2,S/2)
SINCE they have same mid point they also intersect at the midpoint

5. Easier than I thought...

I got it now.

Thanks