The One-Seventh Area Triangle - Maple Help
For the best experience, we recommend viewing online help using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.

Online Help

All Products    Maple    MapleSim

Home : Support : Online Help : Math Apps : Algebra and Geometry : Geometry : The One-Seventh Area Triangle

The One-Seventh Area Triangle

Main Concept

The one-seventh area triangle is a special figure that can be constructed within any given triangle, using the following steps:


Draw three cevian lines, each connecting one vertex of the triangle to a point which is one-third of the distance between the vertices of the opposite side.


Let the intersections of these three cevian lines form the vertices of a smaller triangle completely contained within the original figure. This inner triangle has an area equal to one-seventh the area of the given triangle.



In the plot below, click to add three points defining a triangle. Then, click "Add One-Seventh Area Triangle". To see an animated demonstration, click "Show Proof".



More MathApps