# Graphing Medians and Midsegments

- Author:
- Elizabeth Coffey, James Fields

- Topic:
- Coordinates

**Follow these instructions to create the medians of a triangle and find the centroid:**Step 1: Plot the three coordinates of the triangle and create the triangle using the Polygon tool Step 2: Create the midpoints of each side of the triangle using the Midpoint tool Step 3: Create the three Medians of the triangle using the Segment tool and connecting a segment from each

**vertex to the opposite midpoint.**

## A triangle has coordinates (-2, 6), (5, 4), (3, 2). What are the coordinates of the Centroid?

What are the coordinates of the centroid from Task 1?

**Follow these instructions to create the midsegments of a triangle:**Step 1: Plot the three coordinates of the triangle and create the triangle using the Polygon tool Step 2: Create the midpoints of each side of the triangle using the Midpoint tool Step 3: Create the midsegment(s) of the triangle using the Segment tool and connecting the

**midpoints**of each side of the triangle.

## A triangle has coordinates A(-2, 6), B(5, 4), C(3, 2). Construct the midsegment DE parallel to BC and determine the distance of DE..

What is the distance of DE?