# If A(4, –6), B(3, –2) and C(5, 2) are the vertices of ∆ABC, then verify the fact that a median of a triangle ABC divides it into two triangle of equal areas. - Mathematics

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If A(4, –6), B(3, –2) and C(5, 2) are the vertices of ∆ABC, then verify the fact that a median of a triangle ABC divides it into two triangle of equal areas.

#### Solution

Let D be the mid-point of BC. Then, the coordinates of D are (4, 0). ∴ "Area os " triangleABC = 1/2|(4xx(-2)+3xx2+5xx(-6))-(3xx(-6)+5xx(-2)+4xx2)|

⇒ "Area of "triangleABC=1/2|(-8+6-30)-(-18-10+8)|

⇒ "Area of "triangleABC =1/2|-32+20|=6" sq. units"

Also, We have therefore" Also of "triangle ABD =|{(4xx(-2)+3xx0+4xx(-6))}-{3xx(-6)+4xx(-2)+4xx0}|

⇒ "Area of "triangle ABD = 1/2|(-8+0+26)-(-18-8+0)|

⇒"Area of "triangle ABD =1/2|(-32+26)|=3" sq. units"

\Rightarrow \frac{Area\ of\ \Delta ABC}{Area\ of\ \Delta ABD}=\frac{6}{3}=\frac{2}{1}

⇒ Area of ∆ABC = 2 (Area of ∆ABD)

Concept: Area of a Triangle
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