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Prove that a triangle co-ordinates of whose vertices are given by integers can never be a equilatral triangle....

Note by Aman Sharma
3 years, 1 month ago

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Hey here we have to use the contradiction. At first take that we have a triangle with integral coordinates then find its area by the determinant method ,where you would get an rational solution. Then find the area by the formula of area of equilateral triangle(i.e.,area=√3÷4×a²). Here you would get an irrational solution. Thats it here you get two different areas for the same triangle.proved by contradiction.

Rajat Bisht - 3 years, 1 month ago

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Waaw awsome solution.........i solved this problem by assuming a triangle with vertices A(a,0) B(-a,0) C(0,b) where a,b are integers......then since triangle is eqilatral so |AB|=|AC| and then by destence formula i got a contradiction

Aman Sharma - 3 years ago

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In an equilateral triangle if two vertices have integers as coordinates then the third vertex won't hve integers as coordinates , they would be irrational nos.

Archana Kataria - 3 years ago

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