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Inversion and Ptolemy's Theorem

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Understand the problem

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Ptolemy's Theorem gives a relation between product of diagonals of a quadrilateral with the sum of the product of its opposite sides. However it can be proved using tools from inversive geometry (that Ptolemy probably did not know). Try this! 

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Now watch the discussion video

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Tutorial Problems... try these after watching the video.

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