Let A, B, and C be the vertices of any triangle inscribed in a unit circle. Let P be a point on segment BC. As P moves along segment BC, what is the maximum value for
where PA, PB, and PC are the measures of the lengths of these three segments?
Note, this is a question for all possible triangles ABC inscribed in the circle. That is, of ALL inscribed triangles in a unit circle, what is the maximum this product, (PA)(PB)(PC) could obtain. It will not be the case that every inscribed triangle will have the maximum product; but of the set of all possible triangles, what is the maximum this product could reach?
Some possibly helpful ideas. (Okay, there is no guarantee they are helpful . . .)
Construct a triangle inscribed in a unit circle such the maximum for (PA)(PB)(PC) is obtained.