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    Fermat Point

    Question is: Give a geometric description of the location of the Fermat Point that does not involve distance.

    How can you do that?

    In the diagram below, I have created the Fermat Point.

    Definition of Fermat Point: the point such that the sum of its distances from the vertices of a triangle is a minimum.



    Fermat Point-fermat-point.jpg
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    Smile Found a solution

    Came up with an answer. After a lot of searching found the angles surrounding point P are all 120 degrees. This made it easier to come up with a geometric description of location.
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