Products Determined by a Point on the Circumcircle

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Let ABC be a triangle and P be a point on the circumcircle of circumradius . Let A' and B' be the perpendicular projections of P onto BC and CA, respectively. Let Q be the perpendicular projection of P onto A'B'. Then .

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Contributed by: Jay Warendorff (March 2011)
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See problem 5.89 in V. Prasolov, Problems in Plane and Solid Geometry, Vol. 1, Plane Geometry [PDF], (D. Leites, ed. and trans.).



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