# Prove that a line joining the midpoints of any two sides of a triangle is parallel to the third side. (Using converse of basic proportionality theorem)

To prove that a line joining the midpoints of any two sides of a triangle is parallel to the third side.

now we know the converse of a basic proportionality theorem is if a line divides any two sides of a triangle in the same ratio then the line must be parallel to the third side.

Let us assume ABC in which D and E are the mid points of AB and Ac respectively such that

AD = BD and AE = EC. To prove that DE || BC

D is the midpoint of AB ………eq(1)

Also, E is the midpoint of AC

AE = EC ……..eq(2)

From equation (1) and (2) we get DE || BC by converse of proportionality thereom

Hence, the line joining the mid points of any two sides of a triangle is parallel to three sides.

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