The Euler lines of triangles ABC, AIC,
BIC, and AIB respectively, where I is the incenter of ABC,
concur at the Schiffler point S.
O, O1, O2, O3 and G, G1, G2, G3 are the circumcenters and centroids of triangles ABC, AIC, BIC, and AIB
respectively.
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Euler Line is the line through the centroid,
circumcenter and orthocenter of a triangle.
Centroid is the concurrent point of the medians of a
triangle.
Circumcenter is the concurrent point of the perpendicular
bisectors of a triangle.
Orthocenter is the concurrent point of the altitudes of a
triangle.
Incenter is the concurrent point of the angle bisectors
of a triangle.
Concurrent: Two or more lines are said to be concurrent
if they intersect at a single point.
Kurt Schiffler (18961986), an accomplished amateur
geometer, discovered one of the most attractive of the
"twentiethcentury" triangle centers, now known as the Schiffler
point. He introduced the point in the Mathematicorum problem
1018.
Reference: Schiffler, Kurt; Veldkamp, G. R.; van der Spek,
W. A. (1985). "Problem 1018". Crux Mathematicorum 11: 51.
Solution, vol. 12, pp. 150–152.
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