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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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Calculate the distance from a point to a line

Por favor, alguém me ajude com essa questão de Geometria: Please, can someone help me with this geometry question? Given the point $A(3,4,-2)$ and the line $$r:\left\{\begin{array}{l} x = 1 + t ...
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Central angle of an ellipse

If I have an ellipse centered at the origin and know the length of $a$ and $b$ and was given the length of an arc, how can I find the angle that is between the two radius from the center of the ...
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Preserving incidence relation proof

How can one prove via analytic method that projective map preserves incidence relation?
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Determine Center Point based on 2 separate elipses

First timer here. I've been digging back into my good old maths days but am extremely rusty (beyond belief). I got a really tricky question that i want to determine formula for so that my mate can ...
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Find the line through $(-1,4)$ for which the distance to $(6,3)$ is 5

This is the question: Find the line through $(-1,4)$ for which the distance to $(6,3)$ is $5$ The answer is: $y-4=-4/3(x+1)$ and $y-4=3/4(x+1)$ I do not know how to get this answer. ...
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Definition of (hyper)planes

I know the definition of a plane to be: $(r-r_0)\cdot n = 0$ where $n$ is the vector perpendicular to the plane, $r$ the vector to a given point and $r_0$ the vectors to the points which constitute ...
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Find the properties of a tilted, off-center ellipse from its general equation

I have an ellipse with this general formula: $$0.00228797 x^2+0.00138781 x y-0.281261 x+0.00209387 y^2-0.832702 y-1.43328=0$$ I want to find out about its center (h,k), axis half-lengths (a,b) and ...
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Find a specific vector equation of a line that divides a angle in half.

I've been studying a little geometry on my own, and I just recently stumbled on this problem, that I'm unable to answer: Given the points A=(2,-1), B=(5,4) and C=(-7,8), find a vector equation of a ...
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Doubt on locus of a median point

I'm learning about geometric locus and ain't had an good time, I'm struggling with this problem: By the way, any study resource on geometric locus is welcome! Given an segment $AB$ formed by points ...
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Locus of vertex of triangle moving inside circle

A right triangle with sides $3,4$ and $5$ lies inside the circle $2x^2+2y^2=25$. The triangle is moved inside the circle in such a way that its hypotenuse always forms a chord of the circle. The locus ...
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Analytic geometry - rotation + translation

In $K=O\vec{e_1}\vec{e_2}\vec{e_3}$ I have to find the analytical representation of the screw motion( rotation + translation) $\psi$ with a rotation axis $g$ given by the points $A(5,-4,3)$ and ...
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Center of circumscribed circle of a triangle

I've been given the parametric equations of the height, median and inner angle bisector through the point $A$ of a triangle $\triangle{ABC}$: $$ h: \begin{cases}x = 2 - s \\ y = 1 \\ z = -3 + 2s ...
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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 equations of surfaces of revolution

I have the following question: $$\text{Sketch and find the equations of the surfaces formed by}$$ $$\text{i) }x^2 - y^2 + 1 = 0 \text{ about the y-axis}$$ $$\text{ii) }x^2 - 2y^2 + 2a^2 = 0 \text{ ...
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Calculating the adjustment translation to be applied after rotating and scaling so that operations pivot about a given point.

I have a matrix for transforming an image into a target frame. The matrix is a function of a scale, $s$ rotation angle, $\theta$, and a translation that is applied after rotating, $tx, ty$. The ...
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Solving a geometric question without trigonometric tools.

$AB$ is a diameter in a circle. from point $C$ outside the circle passing $2$ intersects to the circle at points $A$ and $B$. $AC$ cuts the circle at point $F$ and $BC$ cuts the circle at point ...
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Moments at which moving points on a circle coincide

Points A $(0,1)$ and B $(1,0)$ start moving along the circumference of a unit circle with center $(0,0)$ in the same, positive (that is, counterclockwise) direction. Every minute, points A and B ...
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Length of a line in an isosceles triangle. (mind boggling )

In an isosceles triangle ABC, side AB and AC are equal in length. There exists a point D on the side AB. The angle BAC is theeta . The side AD is two units smaller than AC .What is the generalized ...
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Fascinating Lampshade Geometry

Today, I encountered a rather fascinating problem in a waiting room, which is embodied in the image below. Notice how the light is being cast on the wall? There is a curve that defines the ...
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How to find the midpoint given the linear equation

Given the linear equation: $$y = 7247.5188 -2395.0376x$$ how do I find the midpoint of this line?
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building a polytop from polytop and finding its volume

Let $P$ be a symmetric polytope with $M$ vertices. Suppose we subdivide this polytope into $M$ equal parts $A_i, i=1, \ldots, M$ such that each part $A_i$ correspond to one vertex, $v_i, i=1, \ldots, ...
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Calculating tangent on ellipse

I want to calculate the slope of the tangent at one point of an ellipse whose centre is shifted towards the coordinates $(x_c;y_c)$ and also rotated by an angle $\alpha$ around its centre. Now, I have ...
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A triangle has to find its third side.

Problem: (Euclid had a triangle in mind - I am including this line so that future googles come across this question) The triangles longest side is $20$ and another side is $10$. Its area is $80$. ...
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Crazy rectangles, semi-circles, and circles!

Problem is to find the ratio of the area of the circle to that of the semi-circle. Note that points $F$ and $E$ weren't given in the original diagram, and that the circle at the top-right ...
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Proving congruency of triangles

Question: Given $AB$ is diameter, $C$ and $D$ lie on circumference, $AB = 15cm$, $AC = 12cm$, $BD = 9cm$, find area of quadrilateral ABCD. Note that the points $O$ and $Q$ were not in the ...
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How to prove that given a line L prove that all points of a fixed distance k form two lines parallel to L

How can I prove start this?I know intuitively since they never meet they are parallel, but I don't think that is a direct proof.
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Geometric Intuition Of Partial Derivative in 2D space

$$f(x,y)=3x^2+5y^2-2x+3y+7=0\\f'x=6x-2=0\\x=\frac {1}{3}\\f'y=10y+3=0\\ y=\frac {-3}{10} \\ O(\frac {1}{3},\frac {-3}{10})$$ As you see, we've used the partial derivative to find the center point of ...
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Prove $(|OP|)+ |PQ|)^2 > |OQ|^2$

I did all the algebra and for some reason I'm getting 0 > $y_2^2$ which is clearly wrong. Where did I mess up at?
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Given two closed curves, when is their minkowski sum differentiable?

Suppose you are given closed curves, $\gamma_1$ and $\gamma_2$, which define convex figures in the plane. If we take the minkowski sum of $\gamma_1$ and $\gamma_2$, when is the resulting curve ...
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Geometric interpretation of a complex solution

A straight line in 2-D $x+y=3$ and a circle in 2-D $x^2+y^2=4$ do not have a point of intersection in the plane containing the two. But on solving these equations analytically, on gets 2 complex ...
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Maximize the distance between a point and a bounding rectangle

There are $n$ random points in the $x-y$ plane, whose coordinates are known beforehand. We can use a minimum bounding rectangle (MBR) to bound these points. In this scenario, the MBR can be rotated, ...
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need explanation of what exactly is a directrix & focus?

((I'm not asking why do we need to know conic sections etc.) Like other similar questions.) I actually love math & currently learning conic sections in class, neither my textbook or teacher ...
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Orthogonal tangents to an ellipse [duplicate]

This is the problem I found back in the first year in the university. Suppose we have a non-degenerate (i.e. not a point and not an empty set) ellipse $E\subset \Bbb R^2$. Now define a set $D$ by a ...
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Equal perimeter and area

Find all triangles of which perimeter and area are numerically equal. I have got solution for right angle triangles but not of others
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How find this this distance $d_{1}d_{2}=b^2$

On the plane we have two points $A(\sqrt{a^2-b^2},0),B(-\sqrt{a^2-b^2},0)$ with $a>b>0$ and the line $L$, of which the equation is given ...
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Is there another way to solve the value field of a parameter of an line.

Assume $P$ is a point in line $x+y=m$, where $m \in \Bbb{R}$. There are two points $A,B$ in circle $$x^2+y^2 = 10$$ such that $PA$ and $PB$ are tangent lines of the above circle. If line: $x+y=m$ has ...
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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 ...
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check if point is on a plane (using Heron formula ?)

Is this true that if any of parameters a, b, c, d is equal to sum of three others then 4 points are on same plane? I am given 4 points in 3 dimensional space. Is this correct to state that all 4 ...
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How to find out if four points are on the same plane, only by using distances?

There is a method called Cayley-Menger determinant in order to find if 3 points are collinear, 4 points are coplanar etc. provided that all the pairwise distances are given. However, in 2-D, there is ...