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Proving the theorem (Appolonius) for the triangle ABC where . . . .

  1. Jun 18, 2007 #1
    Prove the theorem (Appolonius) for the triangle ABC where A, B, C are the respective points (-a,0), (a,0), (b,C) on the cartesian plane.

    Would i do this using vectors in component form otherwise i have no idea how to do it?
     
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  3. Jun 18, 2007 #2

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    what does the theorem say?
     
  4. Jun 18, 2007 #3
    a^2 + b^2= 2(1/2 c)^2 + 2d^2

    where d is the median intersecting c
     
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