# Pascal's Theorem

- Author:
- Judah L Schwartz

- Topic:
- Geometry

Two sets of points - A, B, C and A',B',C' are drawn on an ellipse.
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**you can adjust the size and shape of the ellipse by dragging the purple dots**] The following sets of lines are drawn - AB' and BA' AC' and CA' BC' and CB' Each of these sets of lines intersect at a point. Drag the points to persuade yourself that the three intersection points always lie on a straight line. Can you explain why this is so?**What questions could/would you put to your students based on this applet?**