MATH SOLVE

4 months ago

Q:
# Points B, D, and F are midpoints of the sides of triangle ACE. EC = 38 and DF = 16. Find AC. The diagram is not to scale.For my answer I put 32 because df is parallel to ce and e is the midpoint of ca so I multiplied 16 by 2 to get 32Is this correct? Thank you :)

Accepted Solution

A:

You are correct. DF is half as long as AC since DF is the parallel midsegment to AC

AC = 2*DF

AC = 2*16

AC = 32

The info about EC = 38 is extra info most likely put in there to throw you off, or as a distraction.

AC = 2*DF

AC = 2*16

AC = 32

The info about EC = 38 is extra info most likely put in there to throw you off, or as a distraction.