Up on the Rooftop

by Chini Lahoti

Word Problem

It's Christmas season and Tia is putting up lights on her roof. She is putting Christmas lights on all the sides and snowflake lights on the ends. The problem is the wires for the snowflakes aren't long enough to be pulled down to the ground. She needs to make a window in her roof but doesn't know where.


Best Point of Concurrency

The best point would be the circumcenter. The reason the circumcenter would be the best is because it's equidistant from all the vertices, or in this case, the snowflakes. To create the point, you have to find where the three perpendicular bisectors and where they intersect. The circumcenter of this triangle is (11, 4.625).