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As shown in the diagram, PQ is the median of trapezoid ABCD where AB = 25 inches and CD = 32 inches. Find XY in inches. Mar 3, 2021

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Please explain how you got that answer........ ElectricPavlov  Mar 3, 2021
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As shown in the diagram, PQ is the median of trapezoid ABCD where AB = 25 inches and CD = 32 inches. Find XY in inches.

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I find CPhill's method to be very clever, so I'll use and simplify this method even more.

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AB = 25          CD = 38

MN = 63        MO = 25         MR = 31.5        NO = 38        OR = 6.5        AM = 12.5

Important: Triangles ABO and OXY are similar.

Eureka!   If AB = MO then XY = OR

XY = 6.5 inches Mar 4, 2021
edited by jugoslav  Mar 4, 2021
edited by jugoslav  Mar 4, 2021
edited by jugoslav  Mar 4, 2021
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Since I cannot edit my post, I have to repost it.

Someone's playing games with me; the base CD was 38 and now is 32.

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AB = 25       CD = 32

MN = 57        MO = 25          MR = 28.5            OR = 3.5

XY = OR = 3.5

jugoslav  Mar 4, 2021
edited by jugoslav  Mar 4, 2021
edited by jugoslav  Mar 4, 2021