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    Getting a rhombus vertex knowing one vertex and its area

    Hi there. Im tryin to solve this one, I know that if I find the way to get one more vertex i'd have it solved.

    The point A(-1,8) is the vertex of a rhombus which minor diagonal is situated on the line L: L=\left\{\begin{array}{cc}x=3\mu,&\mbox{ } \\y=1+4\mu, & \mbox{ }\end{array}\right.

    , \mu\in{R}. Get the coordinates of the rest of the vertex knowing that the rhombus area is 30.

    A=\displaystyle\frac{dD}{2}


    Well, I haven't done too much. Actually I did some, but then I realized that I had confused something, cause I got the line L' where would be located the major D, but I've used for it the point A, and then I was trying to get the point of intersection between L and L', so then I doubled it, and I was going to get my second vertex, but then I realized that it was wrong, cause I couln't use point A, cause A don't belongs to L', it belongs to L, so...

    30=\displaystyle\frac{dD}{2}\Rightarrow{60=dD}

    So, I don't know much about L', but that its perpendicular to L.

    L'=\left\{\begin{array}{cc}x=x_0+4/3\lambda,&\mbox{ } \\y=y_0-\lambda, & \mbox{ }\end{array}\right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulysses View Post
    Hi there. Im tryin to solve this one, I know that if I find the way to get one more vertex i'd have it solved.

    The point A(-1,8) is the vertex of a rhombus which minor diagonal is situated on the line L: L=\begin{Bmatrix} x=3\mu \\y=1+4\mu \end{Bmatrix}<br />
    L=\left\{\begin{array}{cc}x=3\mu\\y=1+4\mu \end{array}\right\}, \mu\in{R}. Get the coordinates of the rest of the vertex knowing that the rhombus area is 30.

    A=\displaystyle\frac{dD}{2}


    Well, I haven't done too much. Actually I did some, but then I realized that I had confused something, cause I got the line L' where would be located the major D, but I've used for it the point A, and then I was trying to get the point of intersection between L and L', so then I doubled it, and I was going to get my second vertex, but then I realized that it was wrong, cause I couln't use point A, cause A don't belongs to L', it belongs to L, so...

    30=\displaystyle\frac{dD}{2}\Rightarrow{60=dD}

    So, I don't know much about L', but that its perpendicular to L.

    L'=\begin{Bmatrix} x=x_0+4/3\lambda & \mbox{ }& \\y=y_0-\lambda & \mbox{}&\end{Bmatrix}<br />
    1. I corrected your LaTex.

    2. With the conditions stated in the question you'll get a family of rhombi. So I guess there is missing an additional property of the rhombus ... (?)
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    I think it's enough data, I know that the major diagonal will be located on a line L', perpendicular to L, that its the line it gives. And it gives me the point A. Now, I had a misunderstood again, Im not sure if A belongs to L, I'll corrobore it. If it doesn't will be easy to solve it, cause then A belongs to L', and actually I was on the right way.

    Bye there.
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