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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by magentarita View Post
    Use (0,0), (0,s), (s,0) and (s,s) as the vertices of the square.
    Use your hint.

    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?
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    Tell me...

    Are you saying to use the midpoint formula?
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    Quote Originally Posted by magentarita View Post
    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
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    Easier than I thought...

    I got it now.

    Thanks
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