The Cevian from a Triangle's Vertex to the Midpoint of the opposite side is called a median of the Triangle. The three medians of any Triangle are Concurrent, meeting in the Triangle's Centroid (which has Trilinear Coordinates ). In addition, the medians of a Triangle divide one another in the ratio 2:1. A median also bisects the Area of a Triangle.

Let denote the length of the median of the th side . Then

(1) | |||

(2) |

(Johnson 1929, p. 68). The Area of a Triangle can be expressed in terms of the medians by

(3) |

(4) |

A median triangle is a Triangle whose sides are equal and Parallel to the medians of a given Triangle. The median triangle of the median triangle is similar to the given Triangle in the ratio 3/4.

**References**

Casey, J. *A Sequel to the First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid, Containing an Easy Introduction to Modern Geometry with Numerous Examples, 5th ed., rev. enl.*
Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, & Co., 1888.

Coxeter, H. S. M. and Greitzer, S. L. *Geometry Revisited.* Washington, DC: Math. Assoc. Amer., pp. 7-8, 1967.

Johnson, R. A. *Modern Geometry: An Elementary Treatise on the Geometry of the Triangle and the Circle.* Boston, MA:
Houghton Mifflin, pp. 68, 173-175, 282-283, 1929.

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