# What term describes a line segment that connects a vertex of a triangle to the midpoint of the opposite side ?

##### 1 Answer

This is called a **median** of the triangle.

#### Explanation:

There are two big things to know about medians of a triangle:

1) There are three, one corresponding to each vertex with its opposite side.

2) Despite there being three of them, they all intersect at the same point which is called the **centroid** of the triangle.