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Analytical Geometry

  1. Jun 14, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
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    2. Relevant equations
    all analytical methods

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I kinda got stuck for determining the co-ordinates of N, need some help.
     
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  3. Jun 14, 2009 #2

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    So you have determined where point B is? What are its coordinates?

    If NBCD is a parallelogram, then N will lie on AB with the length of NB the same as the length of CD. One way to find N is to find the equation of the line through A and B, so that you have y as a function of x, use that to find the distance from a general point (x,y) on that line to B as a function of x only, set it equal to the distance from C to D and solve for x. Equivalently, treat the equation of the line through A and B and the equation of a circle with center at B, radius equal to the distance from C to D as simultaneous equations and solve for x and y.
     
  4. Jun 15, 2009 #3
    got it thanks.
     
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