**Consider any triangle ABC.
Select a point P inside the triangle and draw lines AP, BP, and
CP extended to their intersections with the opposite sides in
points D, E and F respectively. Explore (AF)(BD)(EC) and (FB)(DC)(EA)
for various triangles and various locations of P.**

**First we construct a triangle
as shown above.**

**We want to determine:**

**1) the length of BD * length
CE * length AF in cubic inches**

**2) the length of AE * length
*length BF * length DC in cubic inches.**

**We find that the products
are the same for 1 and 2.**

**We now have to construct
a parallel line through point A and parallel to BC so that we
can extend CF and BE. Those two segements will be intersecting
with our new parallel line across the top of the triangle. We
are trying to create similar triangles.**

**We have now created similar
triangles : RAP to CDP and XAP to BDP telling us that **

**These triangles are also
similar: XAE to BCE and RAF to CBF.**

**From these we get: **

**Using these ratios, we get
the following: .**

**When we cancel on the right
side , we then get **

**Which then gives us: .**

** If point P remains inside
the triangle, this still remains true.**