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## Thursday, January 4, 2018

### Geometry Problem 1352: Rectangles, Sum of Squared Distances

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ReplyDeleteLet AC meet BD at M and FH meet EG at N

M and N are the midpoint of diagonals of rectangles ABCD and EFGH

In triangle BPD we have b^2+d^2= 2. PM^2+BD^2/2

Similarly in triangle APC we have a^2+c^2= 2.PM^2+ AC^2/2

Since BD= AC => b^2+d^2= a^2+c^2

Similarly with rectangle EFGH we also have f^2+h^2= e^2+g^2

Add above 2 expressions side by side we will get the result

Draw PP1 perpend to BC extended, PP2 perpend to AD extended

ReplyDeleteb²=(BC+CP1)²+PP1² , d²=DP2²+PP2²

c²=PP1²+CP1² , a²=(AD+DP2)²+PP2²

=> b²+d²=a²+c²

Very straightforward using Appollonius.

ReplyDeletea^2 + c^2 = b^2 + d^2 = 2.PO^2 + BD^2/2 and similarly for EFGH and the result follows upon addition

Sumith Peiris

Moratuwa

Sri Lanka