Equalizers of a triangle

Shirali, Shailesh (2014) Equalizers of a triangle. At Right Angles, 3 (2). pp. 14-17. ISSN 2582-1873

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In the March 2014 issue of At Right Angles, the article “A Fair Division” presented a study of a problem involving a geometrical division. A plot of land in the form of a scalene triangle is to be divided, as per the dictates of a whimsical will, into two parts having equal area as well as equal perimeter, using a straight dividing line. A simple argument shows that there always exists such a line; see [2]. In the mathematical literature, such a line has been called the equalizer of the triangle. It is known that any triangle has 1, 2 or 3 equalizers; see [4]. In this article we prove two results related to the equalizers.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Shirali, Shailesh
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Triangle, perimeter, area, ratio, incentre, equalizer, quadratic, roots
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/1655
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