Proof math problem help? Please help if you can!
posted by Knights on .
Let AB be the diameter of a circle, and let point P be a point on AB. Let CD be a chord parallel to AB. Prove that PA^2 + PB^2 = PC^2 + PD^2
It can be solved using geometry methods (no trig). Anyway, I figured out that PA^2 +PB^2 = 2OP^2 + 2OB^2. However, I cannot find right triangles to help to find PC^2+PD^2. Oh, and I got a hint: "The problem involves sums of squares of lengths. What should you be looking for (or building) in the problem?"
Thanks in advance