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    Find distance between a point on one side of a square, and a corner of the square.

    Hello, just another problem my tutuor set me.

    A square ABCD
    with sides of length 1 be given. A point Xon BC is at distance d

    from
    C, and a point Y on CD is at distance d from C. The extensions of: AB and DX

    meet at
    P, AD and BY meet at Q, AX and DC meet at R, and AY and BC meet at

    S. If points P, Q, R and S are collinear, figure out the value 'd'.

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    Re: Find distance between a point on one side of a square, and a corner of the square

    What section are you in? What tools does your tutor expect you to utilize? What's your plan for a solution?
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    Re: Find distance between a point on one side of a square, and a corner of the square

    I was going to work backwards with pythagoras on all the intersection points. First of all is 'd' equal on both AB and DC and where exactly must i start because im a little confused where to begin. A starter would b great.
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    Re: Find distance between a point on one side of a square, and a corner of the square

    You must wade through the construction very carefully. Do you know that "a square ABCD" means the points are lebeled in this order, usually in a clockwise direction? Draw such a square and then tackle the next piece. It may take a few revisions.
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