# Prove that if the median of a triangle is 1/2 of the side to which it is drawn, then the triangle is right-angled.

September 28, 2021 | education

| Since, by condition, AM = BC / 2, then AM = BM = CM, therefore, the vertices of the triangle, points A, B, C, are equidistant from point M, and then they lie on a circle with a radius BM.

Then BC = 2 * BM is the diameter of the circumscribed circle around the triangle ABC.

Since the side of the BM is the diameter of the circle, and the inscribed angle BAC rests on it, then the angle BAC = 180/2 = 90, and then the triangle ABC is rectangular, which was required to be proved.