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Constructing Minimal Area (Posted on 2010-05-13) Difficulty: 3 of 5
In Minimal area, we were asked to find the property of a line which minimized the area of the triangle it completed. It turned out the given point was the midpoint of the third side. In this problem, I am asking for a ruler and compass construction of that line, given the original angle and point.

See The Solution Submitted by Brian Smith    
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(In reply to Solution by Bractals)

I enjoy your proofs.  As usual I have no idea how you came up with this construction but I like it.

There is a minor correction to make:
You assumed that W is closer to B than to A.  If W is closer to A then U' should be on WA.
  Posted by Jer on 2010-05-13 15:07:11

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