By Michael Serra
Learning Geometry: An Investigative strategy
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The midpoint bisects the segment, or divides the segment into two congruent segments. EXAMPLE Study the diagrams below. a. Name each midpoint and the segment it bisects. b. Name all the congruent segments. Use the congruence symbol to write your answers. Solution Look carefully at the markings and apply the midpoint definition. a. CF = FD, so F is the midpoint of CD; JK b. CF FD, HJ HL, and JK KL , so K is the midpoint of JL. KL. Even though EF and FG appear to have the same length, you cannot assume they are congruent without the markings.
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Discovering Geometry: An Investigative Approach by Michael Serra