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Minimum Distance Explained

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Phil Todd

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If all angles of ABC are less than 120 degrees the point which minimizes the sum of the distances to the vertices of a triangle lies on the line joining one vertex to the vertex of an equilateral triangle drawn on the opposite side.

This diagram shows why.

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