# Midsegment of a Triangle

How to solve the midsegment of a triangle problems: definition, property, formula, example, and its solution.

## Definition

The midsegment of a triangle is a line segment

whose endpoints are the midpoints of two sides.

## Property, Formula

The midsegment has two properties.

1. The midsegment and the opposite side are parallel.

2. The measure of the midsegment is

one half the measure of its opposite side:

(blue) = (1/2)⋅(purple)

## Example

The blue segment is the midsegment.

And its opposite side is 12.

So *x* = (1/2)⋅12.