Given a triangle ABC with median AD. If AB = 1, AC = 2, and AD = BC, find the length of AD.

Hints?

At least four different strategies might be considered.

All may be worth trying.Note: Some attempts to solve this problem have

that some auxillary lines produce similar triangles to facilitate the solution. IF you go this route, you need to PROVE your triangles are similar.assumed

* Adapted from Problem 255 in Http://www.8foxes.com

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