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See complete Problem 249 at:

gogeometry.com/problem/p249_triangle_sides_medians_squares.htm

Level: High School, SAT Prep, College geometry

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## Sunday, February 15, 2009

### Problem 249. Triangle sides, medians, squares

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We apply median's theorem, Stewart's theorem and the properties of centroid. It's easy !

ReplyDeleteLet A:(0,0), B(q,r) and C:(p.0). Using distance formula, it's easy to show that:

ReplyDeletem(a)^2+m(b)^2+m(c)^2=(3/2)[p^2-pq+q^2+r^2)

while a^+b^2+c^2=(2)[p^2-pq+q^2+r^2)

This gives us:

(2/3)[m(a)^2+m(b)^2+m(c)^2]=(1/2)(a^+b^2+c^2)

or (a^+b^2+c^2)=(4/3)[m(a)^2+m(b)^2+m(c)^2]

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