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### Equation for the length of a chord parallel to either the minor or major axis in an ellipse

I am looking for a way to compute the length of any chord parallel to the minor (or major) axis of an ellipse. In all cases I know the lengths of both axes, and the distance between the chord and axis ...
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### getting the slopes of the sides of an equilateral triangle given 2 points

I want to get the slopes of an equilateral triangle given the 2 vertices. Let's say they are (0, 0) and (5, 5). Graphing this would give 2 triangles forming a diamond. I tried to use distance formula ...
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### Closest Point on a Sphere to Another Point

Given a sphere $S(c,r)$, $c$ being the center point $(x,y,z)$ and $r$ being the radius, there is a point $p(x', y', z')$ which is either inside or outside $S$. I want to find the point $q$ such that ...
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### $\frac{|| \overline{AM}||}{|| \overline{AB}||}=\frac{|| \overline{AN}||}{|| \overline{AC}||}=\frac{|| \overline{MN}||}{|| \overline{BC}||}$

$\Delta ABC$ is a triangle, $M$ is a point in the segment $\overrightarrow{AB}$ and $N$ is a point in the segment $\overrightarrow{AC}$, such that $\overrightarrow{MN}$ is parallel to ...
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### Finding an equation of circle which passes through three points

How to find the equation of a circle which passes through these points $(5,10), (-5,0),(9,-6)$ using the formula $(x-q)^2 + (y-p)^2 = r^2$. I know i need to use that formula but have no idea how to ...
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### Finding the equation of a plane in 3-D by using point-to-point distances

Assume that we have a plane $P(a,b,c,d)$ whose equation is unknown. We know that there is a point set $N = \{n_1, n_2, ...\}$ and $\forall n_i \in N$, $n_i$ is on $P$. Also, $\forall n_i, n_j \in N$, ...
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### The relation between the radiuses…

Find $\frac{R}{r}$ where $R$ is the radius of the circumscribed circle of a trapezoid and $r$ is the radius of the inscribed circle of this trapezoid. Thank you!
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### Problem concerning inscribed and circumscribed circles…

Can you please help me solve this really difficult problem: Find R/r where R is the radius of the circumscribed circle of a trapezoid and r is the radius of the inscribed circle of this trapezoid. ...
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### sides of two triangles which have different areas

consider 2 triangles like $\bigtriangleup ABC \quad and \quad \bigtriangleup \acute{A}\acute{B}\acute{C}$, which $S_{\bigtriangleup \acute{A}\acute{B}\acute{C}} \leq S_{\bigtriangleup ABC}$.(S stands ...
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### How to show that a regular pentagon can't have all coordinates rational

This is pretty straightforward if we're allowed to use trigonometry, so I guess my question is Are there any nice (trigonometry-less) proofs of the fact that a regular pentagon in the plane must ...
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### Find perpendicular vectors in subspace of $V_{3}$

Find all vectors of $V_{3}$ which are perpendicular to the vector $(7,0,-7)$ and belong to the subspace $L((0,-1,4), (6,-3,0)$. As a note, this is an extra question of a long exercise, the ...
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### Prove $\sin^2 A = \sin^2 B \sin^2 C - 2\sin B \sin C \cos A$

I am asking for help with this proof: Given $\triangle ABC$. Prove that $\sin^2 A = \sin^2 B+ \sin^2 C - 2\sin B \sin C \cos A$
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### Knight's metric: ellipse and parabola.

Knight's metric is a metric on $\mathbb{Z}^2$ as the minimum number of moves a chess knight would take to travel from $x$ to $y\in\mathbb{Z}^2$. What does a parabola (or an ellipse) became with this ...