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Textbook Problem

In Exercises 5 to 10, the real numbers a, b, c, and d are positive.

Consider the triangle with vertices at R - a ,   0 , S a ,   0 , and T 0 ,   b . Explain why R S T is an isosceles triangle.

To determine

To explain:

RST is an isosceles triangle.

Explanation

The given diagram is shown below.

To prove RST is an isosceles triangle, we have to prove the following statement.

Isosceles triangle have two equal sides called legs and the third side is called base.

The given vertices are R-a, 0, Sa, 0, and T0, b.

We have to prove RT=TS.

First find the distance between R and T.

x1,y1=R-a, 0

x2,y2=T0,b

Formula for distance between two points

dRT=x2-x12+y2-y12

Substituting the x and y co-ordinates

dRT=0--a2+b-02

On solving this,

dRT=a2+b2

Squaring,

dRT=a2+b2

Now, find the distance between this midpoint T and S

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