4-point Fermat location problems revisited . New proofs and extensions of old results

  title={4-point Fermat location problems revisited . New proofs and extensions of old results},
  author={Frank Plastria},
What is the point at which the sum of (euclidean) distances to four fixed points in the plane is minimised? This extension of the celebrated location question of Fermat about three points was solved by Fagnano and others around 1750, giving the following simple geometric answer: when the fixed points form a convex quadrangle it is the intersection point of both diagonals, and otherwise it is the fixed point in the triangle formed by the three other fixed points. We show that the first case… CONTINUE READING

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