Midsegment of a Trapezoid Calculator

The Midsegment of a Trapezoid is a line segment which joins the midpoint of the two non-parallel sides of a trapezium. It is also called as the median, or the midline. Here is the simple online calculator to find the length of the median of a trapezoid using the lengths of the parallel sides. In a trapezium, if AB and CD are the parallel sides and PQ is the midsegment, then the length of the trapezoid is the half the sum of the lengths of the two parallel sides.

Median of Trapezium Calculation

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The Midsegment of a Trapezoid is a line segment which joins the midpoint of the two non-parallel sides of a trapezium. It is also called as the median, or the midline. Here is the simple online calculator to find the length of the median of a trapezoid using the lengths of the parallel sides. In a trapezium, if AB and CD are the parallel sides and PQ is the midsegment, then the length of the trapezoid is the half the sum of the lengths of the two parallel sides.

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Formula:

PQ = (AB + CD ) / 2
Where AB, CD - Parallel Side Lengths PQ - Median or Midsegment midsegment

The midsegment is parallel to the base of the trapezium and its length is equal to the average of the length of the two bases.

Example

If the lengths of the parallel side a is 23 mm and parallel side b is 12 mm, the median of trapezium is
= ( 23 + 12 ) / 2
= 17.5 The midline length of trapezoid is 17.5 mm


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