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Gergonne Point

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The common point of the Concurrent lines from the Tangent points of a Triangle's Incircle to the opposite Vertices. It has Triangle Center Function

\alpha=[a(b+c-a)]^{-1} = {\textstyle{1\over 2}}\sec^2 A.

It is the Isotomic Conjugate Point of the Nagel Point. The Contact Triangle and Tangential Triangle are perspective from the Gergonne point.

See also Gergonne Line


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Johnson, R. A. Modern Geometry: An Elementary Treatise on the Geometry of the Triangle and the Circle. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, pp. 184 and 216, 1929.

Kimberling, C. ``Gergonne Point.''

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