Symmedian and 2 Antiparallels
What is this about?
A Mathematical Droodle
The applets illustrates the following statement:
In a triangle ABC the antiparallels to sides AB and AC that meet on the symmedian from C have equal lengths.
Let CS be the symmedian and MR and LN the two antiparallels in question that meet in point T on CS. Triangle RTN having equal base angles at R and N is isosceles. Therefore,
|(1)||TN = TR.|
Draw the third antiparallel UV through T.
Similarly to the above, we have
TL = TV and
TM = TU.
However, as we know,
TU = TV.
|MR||= TM + TR|
|= TL + TN|
Note that we actually got a little more than claimed: the corresponding pieces of the equal antiparallels cut off by the symmedian are also equal.