A property of the centroid of a triangle

Rane, Ujjawal (2021) A property of the centroid of a triangle. At Right Angles (10). pp. 60-61. ISSN 2582-1873

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Abstract

In this note, we establish an unexpected property of the centroid of a triangle. Given any triangle ABC, let P be an arbitrary point lying within the triangle. Drop perpendiculars PD, PE, PF to the sides BC, CA, AB respectively. We ask: For which point P does the product PD · PE · PF take its largest possible value? We shall show that for any triangle, PD · PE · PF takes its maximum value when P lies at the centroid of the triangle.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Rane, Ujjawal
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centroid, Perpendicular, Product, Similar Triangles, Quadratic, Maximum
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/2795
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