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Napoleon's Theorem

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Visit this site: http://www.cut-the-knot.org/ctk/Napolegon.shtml

Author:Cut the Knot!, Alexander Bogomolny
Description: On the sides of a triangle construct equilateral triangles (outer or inner Napoleon triangles). Napoleon's theorem states that the centers of the three outer Napoleon triangles form another equilateral triangle. The statement also holds for the three inner triangles. The theorem admits a series of generalizations. An interactive column for MAA Online that uses a Java applet to simulate a puzzle or mathematical problem, one not stated directly since the applet is intended to be such that the right answer to an as yet unstated problem should be easy to surmise.

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Problems/Puzzles, Articles, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Euclidean Plane Geometry

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