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Vector geometry, some problems.

  • Thread starter Gramsci
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I have two problems I need help with.

Homework Statement


ABCD is a parallellogram. E is the midpoint on BC. F is on AD so that |DF| = 8|AF|. G is the intersection between AE and BF.
a) Express the vector AG as a linear combination of u = AB and v = AD.
b) Show that the area of the triangle AFG always is the same fractional part of ABCD. Find that fractional part!

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Homework Equations


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The Attempt at a Solution


I have no idae. Any help would be nice.
 

Answers and Replies

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tiny-tim
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Hi Gramsci! :wink:

Do it step by step …

i] what is AE (in terms of u and v)?

ii] what is AF?

iii] so what is a general point on AE, and on BF? :smile:
 

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