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If A(4, 9), B(2, 3) and C(6, 5) are the vertices of ∆ABC, then the length of median through C is - Mathematics

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If A(4, 9), B(2, 3) and C(6, 5) are the vertices of ∆ABC, then the length of median through C is

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Solution

It is given that A(4, 9), B(2, 3) and C(6, 5) are the vertices of ∆ABC. 

Let CD be the median of ∆ABC through C. Then, D is the mid-point of AB.

Using mid-point formula, we get

Coordinates of D = \[\left( \frac{4 + 2}{2}, \frac{9 + 3}{2} \right) = \left( \frac{6}{2}, \frac{12}{2} \right) = \left( 3, 6 \right)\]

∴ Length of the median, AD 

\[= \sqrt{\left( 6 - 3 \right)^2 + \left( 5 - 6 \right)^2} \left( \text{ Using distance formula } \right)\]
\[ = \sqrt{3^2 + \left( - 1 \right)^2}\]
\[ = \sqrt{10} \text{ units } \]

Thus, the length of the required median is \[\sqrt{10}\] units.

 

 

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RD Sharma Class 10 Maths
Chapter 6 Co-Ordinate Geometry
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