Posted by **mike** on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 12:06pm.

If the lengths of two bases of a trapezoid are 10m and 16m respectively, then what is the length of the median

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**helper**, Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 12:17pm
The median of a trapezoid is parallel to its bases, and its length is equal to one-half of the sum of their lengths.

m = 1/2 ( b + b' )

can you solve this now?

post back if you need more help

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**will**, Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 12:22pm
I am confused, do I separate the two first?

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**helper**, Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 12:25pm
b = 10m, b' = 16m

m = 1/2 ( b + b' )

m = 1/2 (10 + 16)

m = 1/2 (26)

m = 13

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**mike**, Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 12:32pm
Thank you, I understood your first post. Good luck Will.

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**helper**, Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 12:33pm
you're welcome

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