Pappus
Theorem:
Six Points in Two Lines, Collinear.
Level: High
School, SAT Prep, College

Proposition If six points 1,2,3,4,5, and 6, on two lines are joined as
shown, then their points of intersection A, B, and C are collinear.

Hint to
interact with the figure below: Click the
red button ()
on the figure to start the animation. Drag points 2,3,4,5,6,B,
and C to change the figure. Press P and click the left mouse button to start the step by step
construction, help.

Dynamic Geometry: You can alter the figure
dynamically in order to test and prove (or disproved)
conjectures and gain mathematical insight that is less
readily available with static drawings by hand.

This page uses the
TracenPoche
dynamic geometry software and requires
Adobe Flash player 7 or higher.
TracenPoche is a project of Sesamath, an association of French
teachers of mathematics.

Instruction to explore the
dynamic figure:

Animation. Click the red
button
to start/stop animation

Manipulate. Drag points 2,
3, 4, 5, 6, B, and C to change the figure.

Step-by-Step construction.
Press P and click the left mouse
button
on any free area of the figure
above to show the
step-by-step bar and click 'Next
Step' button ()
to start the construction step-by-step:

Hide the step-by-step bar by
using again the combination P +
click left mouse.