Bisecting a Triangle

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Given a triangle and a point on one side, this Demonstration constructs a line that divides the triangle into two figures of equal area. Choose "method" to see the construction, which is explained in the Details section.

Contributed by: Jaime Rangel-Mondragon (July 2013)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA



Suppose is on . From , the midpoint of , draw the line parallel to intersecting or at . Then bisects the triangle .

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