Midsegment of a trapezoid


Trapezoid is a convex quadrilateral with only one pair of parallel sides. The parallel sides are called the bases of the trapezoid and the other two sides are called the legs or the lateral sides. The midsegment (also called the median or midline) of a trapezoid is the segment that joins the midpoints of the legs. It is parallel to the bases. Its length m is equal to the average of the lengths of the bases a and b of the trapezoid.

Related formulas


mtrThe lenght of the midsegment (m)
aOn of the bases of the trapezoid (m)
bThe other base of the trapezoid (m)