Equilateral Triangle Complex Numbers Problem

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Then z1*z1 + z2*z2 = 0 + z2*z2 = z1*z2, but z3 doesn't appear anywhere in the equation.In summary, the problem at hand deals with proving an equation involving the vertices of an equilateral triangle in the Argand plane. However, the given equation is impossible to prove as it is false in general. The speaker provides an example to demonstrate this and suggests double-checking the given question.
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it's ic a problem on comlex numbers
IF z1 ,z2 ,z3 are vertices of equilateral triangle in argand plane
then
P.T.
z1*z1 + z2*z2 =z1*z2
i hav 1 soln but it's not tat satisfactory :confused:
 
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nighthelios said:
it's ic a problem on comlex numbers
IF z1 ,z2 ,z3 are vertices of equilateral triangle in argand plane
then
P.T.
z1*z1 + z2*z2 =z1*z2
i hav 1 soln but it's not tat satisfactory :confused:
Why doesn't z3 appear anywhere in the equation you're trying to prove?
 
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AKG said:
Why doesn't z3 appear anywhere in the equation you're trying to prove?

cos we hav to eliminate z3
 
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No, it's because either you wrote the question wrong or the question given to you was stated wrong. What you've asked to prove is impossible to prove, because it's false in general.
 
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One example would be to take the vertices of the equilateral triangle to be the cube roots of 1: 1, [itex]-\frac{1}{2}+i\frac{\sqrt{3}}{2}[/itex], and [itex]-\frac{1}{2}-i\frac{\sqrt{3}}{2}[/itex]. If we take z1= 1, z2= [itex]-\frac{1}{2}+i\frac{\sqrt{3}}{2}[/itex], then z12+ z22= [itex]\frac{1}{2}-i\frac{\sqrt{3}}{2}[/itex] which is not z1z2!

Go back and check exactly what it is you are asked to prove.
 
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Or take z1 = 0, z2 = anything else, and z3 any of the two points in the plane that would make z1, z2, z3 an equilateral triangle.
 

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1. What is the "Equilateral Triangle Complex Numbers Problem"?

The "Equilateral Triangle Complex Numbers Problem" is a mathematical problem that involves finding the coordinates of the vertices of an equilateral triangle on the complex plane. It is also known as the "Euler's Triangle Problem" or the "Morley's Miracle Problem".

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To solve the "Equilateral Triangle Complex Numbers Problem", you can use the formula: z1 = a + bi, z2 = c + di, z3 = e + fi, where a, b, c, d, e, and f are real numbers. By setting z1, z2, and z3 equal to each other, you can find the coordinates of the vertices of the equilateral triangle.

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