Posted by **Knights** on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 11:33am.

The diagonals of a trapezoid are perpendicular and have lengths 8 and 10. Find the length of the median of the trapezoid.

I don't get it... i got as far as the area is 40, and m (median) times the height is 40 as well... please help!

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**Steve**, Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 3:32pm
well, you're almost there.

mh = 40

m = (8+10)/2 = 9

9h=40

h = 40/9

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**Knights**, Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 5:20pm
THANKS ALOT STEVE THANKS ALOT I REALLY APPRECIATE IT!!

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**hi**, Friday, May 2, 2014 at 11:50pm
The solution is incorrect. 8 and 10 are the diagonals of the trapezoid, not the sides. The solution is far more complex.

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**Herro**, Monday, July 28, 2014 at 4:41pm
answer is sqrt41 :D

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**hi**, Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 8:57pm
but how did u get sqrt41 using similar triangles and finding the area of the triangles inside the trapezoid?

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