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# The median of a triangle divides it into two

a. triangles of equal area

b. congruent triangles

c. right triangles

d. isosceles triangles

**Solution:**

Consider a triangle ABC

Construct AP perpendicular to BC

As D is the midpoint of BC

BD = DC

Let us multiply both sides by AP

BD × AP = DC × AP

Here

1/2 × BD × AP = 1/2 × DC × AP

ar (Δ ABD) = ar (Δ ACD)

Median of a triangle divides it into two triangles of equal area.

Therefore, the median divides it into two triangles of equal area.

**✦ Try This: **The area of the figure formed by joining the mid-points of the adjacent sides of a rhombus with diagonals 17 cm and 20 cm is

**☛ Also Check: **NCERT Solutions for Class 9 Maths Chapter 9

**NCERT Exemplar Class 9 Maths Exercise 9.1 Problem 1**

## The median of a triangle divides it into two a. triangles of equal area, b. congruent triangles, c. right triangles, d. isosceles triangles

**Summary:**

A line segment, joining a vertex to the mid-point of the side opposite to that vertex, is called the median of a triangle. The median of a triangle divides it into two triangles of equal area

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