# Difference between revisions of "Menelaus's theorem"

TV(a,b,c) is the affine ratio |ac| / |ab|.

### The underlying JavaScript code

JXG.Options.label.autoPosition = true;
JXG.Options.text.fontSize = 24;

var board = JXG.JSXGraph.initBoard("jxgbox", {boundingbox: [-5,5,5,-5], axis:false, showCopyright:false, showNavigation:false});

var a = board.create('point', [-1.7, 0], {name:'a'});
var b = board.create('point', [4, -3], {name:'b'});
var c = board.create('point', [1, 4], {name:'c'});

var s1 = board.create('segment', [c, a], {color: 'black'});
var s2 = board.create('segment', [c, b], {color: 'black'});
var s3 = board.create('line', [a, b], {color: 'black'});

var as = board.create('glider', [2, 1.8, s2], {name: "a'"})
var bs = board.create('glider', [-1, 1.5, s1], {name: "b'"})
var s4 = board.create('line', [as, bs], {color: 'black'});

var cs = board.create('glider', [-3, 3.3, s3], {name: "c'"});

var TV = function(p,q,t) {
var v = p.Dist(t) / p.Dist(q);
if (JXG.Math.Geometry.isSameDir(p.coords, q.coords, p.coords, t.coords)) {
return v;
} else {
return -v;
}
};

var txt = board.create('text', [-4.5, -4, function() {
return "TV(a',c,b) * TV(b',a,c) * TV(c',b,a) = " + (TV(as,c,b)*TV(bs,a,c)*TV(cs,b,a)).toFixed(2); }]);