By Melvin Hausner

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This inevitably leads to the equation for the points of Fig. 56. Does it make sense? * In Fig. 56, it is seen that the directions QP and PR are opposite. This accounts for the negative sign in Eq. (6). Thus we may extend the meaning of Eqs. (4) and (5) to include negative m or n. In this case, we must allow P to be on the line QR (rather than the segment), and special care must be taken with the directions QP and PR. (It would not do in Eq. ) Note that the case m + n = 0 does not determine P algebraically in (4) nor geometrically in (5).

We simply add the “unnecessary” coordinate 1 – x – y to the Cartesian coordinates. ) by this method, and the barycentric coordinates of are . 54 Exercises In the following exercises, A, B, and C are given vertices of a triangle, and barycentric coordinates are taken with respect to them. 1. If P and Q have barycentric coordinates (a, b, c) and (r, s, t), respectively, find the barycentric coordinates of the mid-point of PQ; of the mid-point of BQ; and of the centroid of BPQ. 2. 8). Construct P by the parallelogram method in two ways: by using C as a vertex of the parallelogram and by using A.

The difficulties of this definition will be explored in the exercises. A certain degenerate case occurs in the notion of . If P = Q, leads to difficulty because conditions (a) and (c) (involving parallelism and orientation) presume that PQ is a bona fide line (hence P ≠ Q). But in this case, we let condition (b) alone decide the question of equality of vectors. Thus shall mean that length and, hence, P′ = Q′. Thus , by convention. It clearly makes no sense to ask for a starting point of the vector .