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Square from four points (Posted on 2013-01-08) Difficulty: 3 of 5

Given four points A, B, C, and D.

Construct a square PQRS such that the points A, B, C, and D lie on lines
PQ, QR, RS, and SP respectively
or
describe the configuration of the four points where the construction is not possible.

Note: Don't confuse lines (of infinite extent) with sides (of finite extent).

See The Solution Submitted by Bractals    
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re: It's all relative (partial spoiler?) | Comment 2 of 5 |
(In reply to It's all relative (partial spoiler?) by Steve Herman)

Steve,

"... if any three points are collinear and distinct, then the construction is impossible."

Did you miss the note; lines not sides.


  Posted by Bractals on 2013-01-08 18:47:14
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