Straight line passes through the center of a square , whose area is . Let denote the shortest distances between line and points respectively. How to prove that ?
Hello, atreyyu!
My approach is the same as Plato's . . .
The vertices are: .Straight line passes through the center of a square with area 1.
Let denote the shortest distances between line and vertices resp.
Prove: .
The line through center (½, ½) with slope m has the equation:
. .
Formula: The distance from point to line
. . . . . . . . is given by: .
We have: .
The distance is: .
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Hence: .
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