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Friday, September 22nd, 2006


Friday, September 22nd, 2006

The Erdos-Mordell Inequality

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

Let ABC be a triangle and an interior point M. We denote by AM =x1, BM = x2, CM = x3. The distances of the point M from BC, CA, AB are denoted by p1, p2, p3. Erdos-Mordell inequality asserts:

x1 + x2 + x3 no less than 2[p1 + p2 + p3]

The above problem proposed by P.Erdos in the American Mathematical Monthly in 1935 and solved byI.J.Mordell and D.F.Borrow in 1937. Later many Mathematicians obtained solutions and for a long time the problem was in the air.

For some more solutions you can download my paper on the Erdos-Mordell Inequality.