# Exeter point

In geometry, the Exeter point is a special point associated with a plane triangle. The Exeter point is a triangle center and is designated as the center X(22) in Clark Kimberling's Encyclopedia of Triangle Centers. This was discovered in a computers-in-mathematics workshop at Phillips Exeter Academy in 1986. This is one of the recent triangle centers, having been discovered only in 1986, unlike the classical triangle centers like centroid, incenter, and Steiner point.

## Definition

The Exeter point is defined as follows.

Let ABC be any given triangle. Let the medians through the vertices A, B, C meet the circumcircle of triangle ABC at A' , B' and C' respectively. Let DEF be the triangle formed by the tangents at A, B, and C to the circumcircle of triangle ABC. (Let D be the vertex opposite to the side formed by the tangent at the vertex A, E be the vertex opposite to the side formed by the tangent at the vertex B, and F be the vertex opposite to the side formed by the tangent at the vertex C.) The lines through DA' , EB' and FC' are concurrent. The point of concurrence is the Exeter point of triangle ABC.

## Trilinear coordinates

The trilinear coordinates of the Exeter point are

( a ( b4 + c4a4 ), b ( c4 + a4b4 ), c ( a4 + b4c4 ) ).