Menelaus' theorem

noun

Men·​e·​la·​us' theorem
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: a theorem in geometry: if through a triangle ABC a transversal is drawn cutting the sides BC, AB, AC (produced if necessary) in the respective points p, q, r, then the product Aq×Bp×Cr is numerically equal to the product Bq×Cp×Ar

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Etymology

after Menelaus, 1st century a.d. Greek geometer

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“Menelaus' theorem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Menelaus%27%20theorem. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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