Geometry Problem

Level: Mathematics Education, High School, Honors Geometry, College.

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## Wednesday, January 2, 2013

### Problem 847: van Lamoen Circle, Triangle, Medians, Centroid, Six Circumcenters, Concyclic Points

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centroid,
circle,
circumcenter,
concyclic,
median,
triangle,
van Lamoen

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By Problem 846,

ReplyDeleteO1, O2, O3, O4 concyclic.

By symmetry,

O1, O2, O5, O6 concyclic

O3, O4, O5, O6 concyclic

Hence, O1, O2, O3, O4, O5, O6 concyclic.

To Jacob Ha:

ReplyDeleteThere are 3 different circles, each pair with 2 common points. Based on your result these points are all part of the same circle. Why?

As in previous problem, let O1O2 and O3O4 meet at H.

ReplyDeleteLet HO5 meets circle O1O2O5O6 at P, and O3O4O5O6 at Q.

Then

HO1×HO2=HP×HO5

HO3×HO4=HQ×HO5

But we have HO1×HO2=HO3×HO4.

Therefore, HP=HQ.

Since H, P, Q, O5 are collinear,

thus P and Q coincide.

Hence, HO5 is the radical axis of circles O1O2O5O6 and O3O4O5O6.

Similarly, HO6 is the radical axis of circles O1O2O5O6 and O3O4O5O6.

But H, O5, O6 are not collinear, so the two circles coincide.

That is, O1, O2, O3, O4, O5, O6 concyclic.

we assign ω1=(O1,O2,O3,O4)

ReplyDeleteω2=(O1,O2,O5,O6)

ω3=(O3,O4,O5,O6)

we suppose that ω1 is different from ω2

(O1O2)∩(O3O4)= H

(O1O2)∩(O5O6)= P that is different from H

The radical axis theorem states that the three radical axes (for each pair of circles) intersect in one point called the radical center, or are parallel.

The perbendicular lines over two intersecting lines, are intersecting themselves. From here we could say that:

ω1=ω2, and this way O1, O2, O3, O4, O5, O6 are concyclic.

Erina from NJ