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## Saturday, November 29, 2014

### Geometry Problem 1064: Triangle, Orthocenter, Altitudes, Circumradius, Sum of the Squares of Sides

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altitude,
circumradius,
orthocenter,
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Let BB’ is the diameter of circumcircle of ABC

ReplyDeleteWe have AH//B’C ( both lines ⊥ to BC)

And CH//AB’ ( both line ⊥ to AB)

So AHCB’ is a parallelogram => B’C=AH=a1 and AB’=CH=c1

In right triangle BCB’ we have BC^2+B’C^2= a^2+a1^2= BB’^2= 4R^2

Similarly we also have b^2+B1^2=4R^2 and c^2+c1^2= 4R^2

So a^2+b^2+c^2+a1^2+b1^2+c1^2= 12 R^2

Fie A2 punctul diametral punctului A, B2 punctul diametral punctului B si C2 punctul diametral punctului C=>

ReplyDeleteHAB2C ,HBC2A, HBA2 paralelograme=>a.a+a1.a1=4R.R,b.b+b1.b1=R.R ,c.c+c1.c1=R.R si in final relatia didedemonstrat,am aplicat teorema lui pitagora in triunghiurile dreptunghice BCB2,ACC2,ABA2

Let O be the center of the circle.

ReplyDeleteIn ΔBOC, a² = 2R²(1−cos2A)

In ΔAOC, b² = 2R²(1−cos2B)

In ΔAOB, c² = 2R²(1−cos2C)

Reflect H in the lines BC, CA and AB to get H₁, H₂ and H₃ resp.

In ΔAOH₂, a₁² = 2R²(1+cos2A)

In ΔBOH₃, b₁² = 2R²(1+cos2B)

In ΔCOH₁, c₁² = 2R²(1+cos2C)

Summing up the six equations,

a² + b² + c² + a₁² + b₁² + c₁² = 12R²

I could not understand your second step. in first step you use cosine rule but in second step what did you use. plz explain with the diagram

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