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The Generalized Fermat's Point

by Jingcheng Tong (University of North Florida) and Yap S. Chua (University of North Florida)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
June, 1995

Subject classification(s): Geometry and Topology | Plane Geometry
Applicable Course(s): 4.9 Geometry

The Fermat's point of a triangle is the point minimizing the sum of distances to three vertices. This generalization considers the case in which the distances are weighted.

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