# Understand the problem

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Do you know Pick’s theorem ?  NO!  then read this post first and return to the problem again  https://www.cheenta.com/a-proof-from-my-book/

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Join AD , BD , & CD  NOW , can you do it ?

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To prove D is centroid it is suficient to prove that [ ABD] = [ BDC] = [ ADC ]   where [.] denotes the bounded area . but why ? { think yourslfe , use the fact that medians  devide the triagle in six equal part }

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Now applying pick's theorem we get , [ABD]= [ BDC] = [ ADC ] = 0.5

Because in each of these three  triangle , three are 3 lattice vertex and lattice point is inside the triangle . so  area = 0 + 3/2 - 1 = 0.5

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