Saturday, November 30, 2019

Dynamic Geometry 1450: Ortholine, Steiner Line

Interactive step-by-step animation using GeoGebra. Post your solution in the comment box below.
Level: Mathematics Education, High School, Honors Geometry, College.

Details: Click on the figure below.

Dynamic Geometry 1450: Ortholine, Steiner Line. Using GeoGebra.

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    Draw circumcircles of triangles ADE, ABF, BEC and CDF
    Per the result of problem 547 all these 4 circumcircles will concur at a point G ( see sketch)
    From G make perpendicular projections to AF, BF ,ED and AE at M, N, L, P.
    Observe that MNL, NLP, MNP and MLP are Simson lines of G to circumcircles of triangles DCF, EBC, ABF and AED.
    So M, N, L and P are collinear.
    Perform homothety transformation center G with scale factor= 2 , MNLP will become M’N’L’P’. and M’N’L’P’ are collinear
    M’N’L’ will be Steiner line of triangle CDF from point G .
    This line will pass through orthocenter H3 of triangle CDF ( property of Steiner line)
    Similarly for other 3 triangles , we will have Steiner lines N’L’P’, M’N’P’ and M’L’P’ from G of triangle BEC, ABF and AED.
    M’N’L’P’ will pass through Orthocenters H1, H2, H3, and H4 => H1, H2, H3 and H4 are collinear