   Geometry Problem 87. Area of Quadrilateral and Midpoints of Diagonals, Median of a triangle. High School, College, Math Education

In the figure below, given a quadrilateral ABCD, M and N are the midpoints of AC and BD respectively. If S, S1, S2, and S3 are the areas of the quadrilaterals ABCD,BCNA, BCDM, and BCNM respectively, prove that: $$S_1 = S_2 = \dfrac{S}{2} = 2\cdot S_3$$. HINTS:

1. AREA OF A TRIANGLE:

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