Questions on the circle, a curve composed of points that are at a fixed distance from a fixed point.

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Construction of a common mean proportional

"Given four points, A, B, C, D in order on a straight line construct a point P on BC such that PA.PB = PC.PD" I assume the end result is to have two right angled triangles AXP with X perpendicular to ...
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Caclulate X,Y coordinates of point after rotation around another point of given degrees

There are Two Points A and B. The linear distance between the points is R. I have the ...
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Four complex numbers $z_1,z_2,z_3,z_4$ lie on a generalized circle if and only if they have a real cross ratio $[z_1,z_2,z_3,z_4]\in\mathbb{R}$

Let $[z_1,z_2,z_3,z_4]$ denote the cross ratio of the complex numbers $z_1,z_2,z_3,z_4\in \mathbb{C}$. Show that the distinct points $z_1,z_2,z_3,z_4\in\widehat{\mathbb{C}}$ lie on a generalized ...
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Finding Chord Length with only points on circumference,radius and center

I have a table of sin and cos values. I know that the radius of the cirlce is 1. The center is 0. I'm trying to figure out the CHORD length between the points on the circumference. E.g. of points ...
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Calculate coordinates of a point on a circular arc

I have following dilemma I need to solve for my software: I have a circular arc, and I do know these: x,y coordinates of startpoint of the arc x,y coordinates of endpoint of the arc x,y coordinates ...
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Finding the equation of a circle given two points on the circle

11. Find the equation of the circle which touches $x^{2} + y^{2} - 6x + 2y + 5 = 0$ at $(4, -3)$ and passes through $(0, 7)$. My textbook has a worked example for obtaining the equation of a ...
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Proof of Compound Angle from Ptolemy's Theorem

I have a query regarding a proof I'm reading on the additive Sine compound angle formula, which uses Ptolemy's theorem. http://www.cut-the-knot.org/proofs/sine_cosine.shtml I'm looking at the ...
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Technique for proving four points to be concyclic

While making my way through an exercise, I stalled on question 7: 7. Prove that the points $(9, 6)$, $(4, -4)$, $(1, -2)$, $(0, 0)$ are concyclic. The book does not provide any guidance on how ...
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Is a circle classified as an ellipse?

I read that an ellipse had $2$ focal points. So, I thought if a circle had $2$ points that were simply infinitesimally close together wouldn't it be classified as an ellipse? Help would be ...
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Draw the line segment joining the centers of two circles. Where does it meet the circles?

I'm trying to construct a line segment between two circles. Given each radius and $x$, $y$ center of each circle, how can I find the endpoints for the blue line segment?
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Work back from atan2 please?

I have input from 2 axis which range from -1.0 to 1.0 and I convert that into degrees using the below formula. degrees = Math.toDegrees(atan2(axis1, axis2)) so an input of 1.0 and 1.0 gives a ...
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What radius circle to remove from unit circle to make golden earring?

A circular lamina of radius $x$ is removed from a circular lamina of radius $1$. If the center of gravity is at the edge of the smaller circle (along the line connecting the two centers) what is $x$? ...
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“Reverse engineering” of a geometric illustration

The following enigmatic illustration can be found here, unfortunately without any accompanied comment or short description: Can you deduce its meaning? What was the way it was constructed?
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Question in finding final position in circle

im having difficulty solving this problem right now, I tried couple of times but i couldnt figure it out, can you please help and explain? thank you
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Integration: Find length of curve using NINT

Here are the questions - For question 4, part (b) gives a unit circle. But I'm unable to proceed with parts (a) and (c), since the curve is double valued for -0.5 Also, for question 6, integration ...
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Covering 1/8 of a circle

A circle of radius 1 is given, and 8 semicircles of radius 1/2, like in this picture: What is the radius of the smallest circle that can cover shaded area? There was another problem involving the ...
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Inverse of an ordered pair?

Let $f: A \to B$ be a bijective function where $A = [0, 2\pi)$ and $B$ is the unit circle. Find the inverse of $f(\theta) = (\cos\theta, \sin\theta)$. I don't understand what it means to take the ...
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Find third point to make isosceles triangle with a specific area

Using points A(1,2) and B(-2,-2), find a third point, with a positive y-value, that makes ABC an isosceles triangle with area 10 units${^2}$. I have found AB to be 5 and used this as $r^2$ below.. ...
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What is the equation to evenly distribute circles in a spiral?

What is the equation to evenly distribute circles in a spiral? I have attached a picture to show what I am trying to achieve and need to know what the equation is for this.
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How are 2D collision forces calculated?

Between 2 circles of the same radii, how can I calculate the collision forces to apply to each of the 2 circles? I have position, mass, and velocity for each of the circles. Here's what I have ...
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Calculating the length of a tangent drawn to a circle from a named point

My book (New Tertiary Mathematics Volume 1 Part 1, by C Plumpton and P S W Macilwaine) describes a method for calculating the length of a tangent to a circle from the point $(x_{1}, y_{1})$ outside ...
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Formula for area of circle made up of squares

I need to draw an approximate circle on a grid of squares and find its area. Each square must either be completely part of the circle or not at all occupied. Obviously, this means that it cannot be a ...
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2015 AMC12A question 25

This is a question from the 2015 AMC12 math competition. I haven't really made much progress at all on it, and I just want to know the right way to solve this equation. A collection of circles in ...
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Does this equation for a tangent to a circle have a name?

My Maths tutor showed me a shortcut way to find the equation of a tangent to a circle, given the radius, centre and point the tangent touches the circle: $$(x - a)(c - a) + (y - b)(d - b) = r^2$$ ...
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Find circle radius by given triangle inside

So the triangle inside the circle: $AB = 9$cm $CB = 6$cm $CH = 5$cm I think solving this problem involves similar triangles. Thanks in advance, I'd like to have a solution suitable for 9th ...
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Find ArcLength given a set of circle parameters.

I need an equation to help define a 3D curve, given starting vector, ending vector, starting point, and vertical distance between start and end points. The curve should be a segment of a circle ...
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Finding coordinates of the third point of a triangle from given?

In ABC triangle we know the coordinates of A and B vertices. We also know lengths of 2 edges shown in the picture and the third edge is calculatable. What is the most efficient functon to find x3 and ...
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Circular measure

Hi everyone, This is a question from a June 1984 cambridge past paper. I'm getting stuck with the part (c) and the 'hence show...' Please someone can help, I'd be very grateful.
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Prove that $\int_0^x \ 1/\sqrt{1-x^2} dx$ is equal to length of unit circle arc?

How to prove that $\int_0^x \ 1/\sqrt{1-x^2} dx$ is equal to length of unit circle arc? I know that the integral is $\arcsin(x)+c$ but really do not see how this is related to arc length.
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How can I find the inner limit of a line passing through a lune?

I have a crescent defined by two offset circles with different radii: a small one (let's call it outer circle) centered at (0,0) with radius ...
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Characterization of the circle within metric spaces

There are various characterizations of the circle. To be precise, there is not the circle. There are several categories which contain an object we refer to as "the circle". In $\mathsf{Top}$ the ...
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Circle Geometry

How do you derive the equation of a circle $(x−a)^2+(y−b)^2=r^2$ if a point on the y-axis is chosen as then you cannot form a triangle and as a result not apply Pythagoras' theorem and derive the ...
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Circle construction

I am stuck on this construction: "Show how to construct a circle to pass through two given points and to cut a given circle so that the common chord is of given length". Any clues?
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Proving algebraic equations with circle theorems

I got as far as stating that OBP=90˚ (as angle between tangent and radius is always 90˚), and thus CBO=90˚- 2x. CBO=OCB as they are bases in a isosceles. COB=180-90-2x-90-2x. But after this, i am ...
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Probability density function for distance between two points.

Two points are chosen randomly inside a circle (and even on the circumference) with radius $r$ What is the probability density function of the distance between the points? I would be very grateful.
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Highschool Geometry: Finding Common Tangent

I can't seem to identify what the arrows are indicating in this question, obviously the two lines are parallel but what does it mean? I don't know where to begin. Any suggestions?
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Intersection of two circular arcs with same center [closed]

How do you programmatically get intersection points of 2 circles given the same centers, radii, and sweep angle? The 2 circles are not exactly one whole circle. I have an equation for each circle: ...
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Calculating if a point is within the overlap of two circles

Two circles of equal radius (R) intersect as shown below. Assuming more points are uniformly distributed in an area with dimensions D*D, where D = 4*R. What is the probability that a point will be ...
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Terminals and co-terminals for angles

I'm trying to understand how my teacher converted these angles. I'm not sure if my title is correct but I'm assuming that's what he was doing. For a unit circle he had, \begin{align*} u & = ...
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Topological entropy of circle homeomorphism is zero. True or false?

may I know if it is true that $\ f: S^1 \to S^1$ a homeomorphism, then $h_{top}(f) = 0$, where $h_{top}$ stands for topological entropy. I believe this statement is true, but I cannot prove it.
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Algorithm - Circle Overlapping

Say you have a shape you want to fill up with circles, where by the circles overlap just enough to cover the whole surface area of the shape. The circles will remain as a fixed size however the shape ...
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How do we sketch the ellipse determined by $T(\vec{x})$ and determine its axes, given an expansion factor?

I have been told that if $\left\{\exists \, T(\vec{x})^{-1}\mid T(\vec{x})=A\vec{x} \mid \mathbb{R}^2\mapsto\mathbb{R^2}\right\}$, then the image $T(\Omega)$ of the unit circle $\Omega$ is an ellipse. ...
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Fitting a circle

Given a figure like , how can I determine the radius of the circle with middlepoint H analytically? CDFE is a square with sides 6/5, with E and F being points on the circles with radii 2.
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Help with this coordinate geometry question involving cirlces and parabolas.

Question: A point $P$ in a plane moves such that it remains at a fixed distance $r$ from a fixed point $A\equiv(r,r)$. (i) Find the equation of the locus of point $P$ (in terms of $r$). Another ...
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How to get points of lines tangent to 2 circles

How do you get the points of lines tangent to two circles, where both starting point and end point of line are exactly touching their respective circles? Please help. Thanks
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How to calculate radius of a spherical surface having four circles touching one another?

There are four circles having radii $r_1, r_2, r_3 $ and $r_4$ touching one another on a spherical surface of radius $R$ (as shown in the picture below, four colored circles touching one another at 6 ...
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Find point inside circle but outside of n- other circles

There is one green circle and 0 to n red circle(s). I'm trying to find a point inside the green circle, but outside all red ...
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Find circumcenter when distance between ABC points of triangle with two points's ratio given

The complete problem is: I am having three points A,B,C whose ratio of the distances from points (1,0) and (-1,0) is 1:3 each. Then I need the coordinates of the circumcenter of the triangle formed ...
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What are the distances from a line to the tangents of a circle?

I have a line given by two points, and a circle given by its origin and radius. I need to find the perpendicular distance between the line and the two tangents of the circle that are parallel to the ...
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Interpolate/Increment Vector Rotation

For my 2D physics engine, I'm using the unit vectors of the direction an object is facing to represent its orientation; essentially, [Cos(theta),Sin(theta)] where theta is the object's rotation in ...