# Geometry Problem 1519: Discover the Length of a Segment in a Parallelogram
using Midpoints and Parallel Lines. Difficulty Level: High School.

Consider a parallelogram ABCD where CD has a length of 12 units. Let E
be a point on the line segment BC, and let F be the midpoint of the line
segment AE. Also, let G be the midpoint of the line segment FC. A line
segment GH is drawn parallel to CD through G, such that H lies on the
line segment AD. Find the length of GH.

## Definitions and Suggestions

Theorem |
Description |

Parallelogram |
A parallelogram is a quadrilateral with both pairs of opposite sides parallel. |

Midpoint |
The midpoint of a line segment is the point that divides the segment into two equal parts. |

Trapezoid Median Theorem |
The line segment joining the midpoints of the two parallel sides of a trapezoid is parallel to the other two sides and is equal to half the sum of their lengths. |

Parallel |
Two lines are parallel if they lie in the same plane and never intersect. |

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Thematic Poem:

Geometry Unwound: The Power of Midpoints and Parallelogram

In a world of shapes and lines,

Where geometry defines,

A
parallelogram stands tall,

With sides parallel to all.

Midpoints on the sides we see,

Where segments meet inevitably,

Drawing lines both straight and true,

Parallel to the sides they
ensue.

At the intersection, a point appears,

The length of the segment
now unclear,

But fear not, for math is here,

And with its power,
the solution is near.

With formulas and calculations,

We find the length without
hesitation,

Sum and divide, and solve with care,

And the length of
the segment we declare.

Oh, the wonders of geometry,

And the power of discovery,

With
midpoints and parallel lines,

The length of a segment unwinds.

So embrace the shapes and lines we see,

And let the beauty of math
set us free,

For in this world of numbers and shapes,

The
possibilities are vast, with no escape.

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