Use coordinates to prove simple geometric theorems algebraically. For example, prove or disprove that a figure defined by four given points in the coordinate plane is a rectangle; prove or disprove that the point (1,?3) lies on the circle centered at the origin and containing the point (0,2).
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Using coordinates, students prove that the intersection of the medians of a triangle meet at a point that is two-thirds of the way along each median from the intersected vertex. Using coordinates, students prove the diagonals of a parallelogram bisect one another and meet at the intersection of the segments joining the midpoints of opposite sides.
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Quadrilateral Classification What if you were given the coordinates of four points that form a quadrilateral? How could you determine if that quadrilateral qualifies as one of the special four-sided figures you learned about in the previous Concepts? After completing this Concept, you'll be able to make such a determination.
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