GeekDad Puzzle of the Week: Bermuda! Triangles! Eccentrics! Oh My!

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Mr. Lion has purchased a large island in the Bermuda Triangle. Being an eccentric geek, he is having the island shape changed from a rough triangle to a perfect equilateral triangle. He will have three ports built, one somewhere on each of the sides of the triangle. He wants to save money on building roads so has this question: where should he build his mansion, somewhere on the interior of the island, such that the total length of road is minimized. There must be one road from the mansion to each of the ports, and the road must be made perpendicular to its side of the island. The location of the ports is flexible insofar as there must be one on each side.

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