Hi, here's a question from an exam that I don't know how to do. I can do (i) and (ii). For (ii) I get or . But I don't know what they want for (iii) and (iv).
I was thinking of using the fact that the diagonals of a paralleogram bisect each other, but that doesn't seem to work out...
(i) Let and . If and are parallel then prove that for k real.
(ii) Let the points A, B, C and D be represented by the complex numbers , , and respectively (in clockwise order). Find two possible vectors representing side AB.
(iii) If A, B, C and D are the vertices of a parallelogram then using parts (i) and (ii) find an expression for side DC in terms of AB using the vectors , , and .
(iv) Using a property of a parallelogram find the two possible values of k.
(v) Show that for both these values of k that .
EDIT: Does this belong in the pre calculus section? If so, many apologies. My university considers complex numbers as an algebra topic...