Q. Prove that the points A,B,C,D are concyclic if the line segments AB and CD intersect at a point P such that AP.PB = CP.PD

Asked by imabhi264 | 14th Apr, 2017, 12:13: PM

Expert Answer:

Construction: Draw the circle through the three non – collinear points A, B, C. 

This is possible, according to the theorem that 'A circle always passes through three non-collinear points'.

If D lies on this circle, then the result follows.

A, B, C and D are concyclic.

If possible, suppose D does not lie on this circle. Then, this circle will intersect CD at D’. Join D'B.

So, AP.PB = CP.PD'

But we are given that AP.PB = CP.PD.

rightwards double arrowD' coincides with D.
rightwards double arrowD lies on the circle passing through A, B and C.

Hence, the points A, B, C and D are concyclic.

Answered by Rebecca Fernandes | 27th Nov, 2017, 01:18: PM