geometry
posted by TUHITUHI on .
Prove that median of a isoeceles trinangle is perpendicular to the unequal sides.

given:
ABC is an isosceles triangle with
AB = AC  by definition
If AD is the median to BC
BD = CD  given
AD = AD  common side
therefore triangle ABD is congruent to triangle ACD (SSS)
Therefore angle ADB = angle ADC
but angle ADB + ADC = 180
so each angle = 90°