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Equidistant point (Posted on 2018-06-03) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Given a triangle ABC and a straight line L.

Find the point P on L such that
PA2+PB2+PC2 is the smallest.

No Solution Yet Submitted by Ady TZIDON    
Rating: 2.0000 (1 votes)

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re(2): one messy method | Comment 3 of 4 |
(In reply to re: one messy method by Steven Lord)

Ah! The math reduces even more simply: 

If a,b,c are the location of points on L that are the the dropped perpendiculars of A, B, C, then P is located at the average of these three points.

  Posted by Steven Lord on 2018-06-05 06:26:21
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