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How to calculate the range of angles at which a line will intersect a growing circle? Arc length?

I am working on some simulation software in which I have an entity (e) that is spiralling around a particular point (p). As e continues to move around p, the radius of the circle that it is following ...
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Is any property of orthocenter related in this question?

While practicing mathematics Olympiad questions , i got the below given question . Though the solution is given , I am not able to bypass certain steps ... Can anyone please explain me why angle KPA ...
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What kind of curve is made of half circles?

I have this curve. It's definitely no sine or cosine. It consists of half circles. How do you call it and how do you describe it mathematically?
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Equation of circle through three given points.

Yes, there are many methods to find the equation; the easiest being the process of solving the eqn. of circle putting the three points. But what I didn't understand is the another method which my book ...
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convex quadrilaterals and circles

Suppose you have an arbitrary convex quadrilateral call it $WXYZ$ and four circles with diameters $WX, XY, YZ, ZW$. How would you prove that the four circles would cover the whole quadrilateral ...
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Center of a circle from two chords.

If two chords of a circle intersect and are $\perp$ to each other, is it possible to find the distance from the intersection point of the chords to the center? I was trying to use the power of a ...
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Coordinates of the intersection of two tangents to a circle

Let $A = (x_A, y_A)$ and $B = (x_B, y_B)$. Let $\gamma$ be a circumference of radius $r$, centered in $(0, 0)$; $A$ and $B$ lie outside of $\gamma$, and on the same side of some line $L$ through the ...
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Place three circles such that they uniquely intersect at each point in the plane

Is it possible to place three circle centers in a plane such that there is a single unique three-way intersection between the three circles for any given set of circle radii? For example, see the ...
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How far to move a circle along a ray so that it intersects with another circle only once?

Given two 2d circles that have intersected at two points, how do I find the distance along a ray that passes through the center of one of the circles so that when that circle is translated along that ...
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Finding functions in Inscribed Triangle

If we have a circle of radius $R$ around center $O$ and its inscribed triangle $XYZ$ that is acute as well as scalene. $XY$ is the longest side. $XA,YB, ZC$ are the altitudes of the triangle $XYZ$. ...
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Equations for different quadrants of a circle

In the circle $x^2$ + $y^2$ = $a^2$, what's the general equation for the arcs in each of the quadrants?
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Distance between center of side of regular polygon inscribed in a circle, and the perimeter of that circle?

Point A : The center of a side of a polygon inscribed in a circle Point B : The point on the perimeter of that circle that is opposite Point A I want to calculate the distance between Point A & ...
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circular reasoning in proving $\frac{\sin x}x\to1,x\to0$

The classic proof for $\frac{\sin x}x\to1,x\to0$ is using a squeezing theorem based on arguments about areas of circles. But as far as I know, all deduction of formula of circles' area is based on ...
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Graphing Circles, Ellipses, Parabolas, and Hyperbolas

I need help plotting a curve on a graph where the distance from focus1 is always the same ratio to the distance from focus2. For instance, lets assume focus1 is -5 along the x axis, and focus2 is +5 ...
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Calculate distance in x,y from center based on distance and degrees.

I'm terribly sorry if this question is written like a 5-year old.. But that's the level I'm on in terms of math and coordinate calculations. (Just realized I don't even know what to tag this question ...
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Finding circle with two points on it and a tangent from one of the points

Two points P1(x1,y1) and P2(x2,y2) are known. In addition, a line slope passing through P1 is known. The aim is to construct a circle (or circular arc) that it passes through both P1 and P2 and it is ...
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Differentiation of a circle

As a discus thrower is spinning counterclockwise to throw a discus, the discus travels along the path given by the circle $x^2+y^2=4$. If the discus is released at the point $(\sqrt2,\sqrt2)$ and ...
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Beautiful triangle problem

Circle, inscribed in $ABC$, touches $BC, CA, AB$ in points $A', B', C'$. $AA' BB', CC'$ intersect at $G$. Circumcircle of $GA'B'$ crosses the second time lines $AC$ and $BC$ at $C_A$ and $C_B$. Points ...
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In every polygon circumscribed about a circle, there exist three sides that can form a triangle.

How can one show that in every polygon circumscribed about a circle, there exist three sides that can form a triangle? (This was posted by another user and then deleted while I was typing my answer.)
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Comparing The Rates at Which Squares and Circles Fill Large Similar Areas.

Consider these two search patterns. ${\square}$ A square moves in straight lines forming what you might call a "square-spiral" pattern as it covers a much larger square space. ${\bigcirc}$ A circle ...
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Number of ways to seat people around a circular table

I got (i) which is $9!$, but there are no answers for the second question. I stated that $$P(\text{none together})=1-P(\text{3 together})-P(\text{2 together})$$ and got the answer $7/12$. Is this the ...
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How can I find the radius of a circle from a chord and a section of the radius?

Draw a circle with center O. Line AD is a chord that is 8cm long. The arc above is smaller than the one below. B is the center of AD. Line CB is a line that is 2cm long. It meets AD at 90°. ...
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Computing overlapping circle positions, equidistant from each other.

Hello, I am a programmer and I wanted to develop an application that would have several overlapping circles in the same location, where each circle can be selectable. Is there a mathematical way of ...
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Find the minimum radius of the circle which is orthogonal to two given circles

Problem : Find the minimum radius of the circle which is orthogonal to both the circles $x^2+y^2-12x+35=0$ and $x^2+y^2+4x+3=0$ . Solution : Let the equations : $x^2+y^2-12x+35=0.....(i)$ and $x^2+...
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Cyclic quadrilaterals - finding the size of an angle

I know this might seem like a really simple question, but I really don't understand where I am going wrong. I am familiar with cyclic quadrilaterals as well as their properties, but this question ...
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Find the radii of the two circles which pass through the point $(16,2)$ and touch both axes

How can I find the radii of the two circles which pass through the point $(16,2)$ and touch both the axes? I've only ever seen demonstrations using three normal co-ordinates; or two normal co-...
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If the length of tangent drawn from an external point P to the circle of radius $r$ is $l$ , then prove that area…

Problem : If the length of tangent drawn from an external point P to the circle of radius $r$ is $l$ , then prove that area of triangle form by pair of tangent and its chord of contact is $\frac{rl^...
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Areas between intersecting chords

In the circle below let the two chords be called $C_1$ and $C_2$, and their intersection be some point that is not the center. The chord power theorem tell us that $a \cdot b = c \cdot d$. I am ...
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How to calculate point on circumference of circle given radius

I am trying to come up with a formula to calculate the y co-ordinate of the point on the circle in the attached picture (i.e. delta y) based on the circumference of the circle and the distance x. This ...
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Inverse with respect to a given circle

Determine the inverse with respect to a given circle $g:\mathbb{R}^{2} \to \mathbb{R}^{+}, g(x,y)=x^{2}+y^{2}$. I have looked around for non geometric derivations without finding any of value. ...
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Find the maximum perpendicular height between a chord and an arc.

I am doing a maths modelling project, and I am stuck on a part. I have a (arc length) and L (chord length), but I want to find H, the maximum perpendicular distance between them! Any help would be ...
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Show that the common tangents to circles $x^2+y^2+2x=0$ and $x^2+y^2-6x=0$ …

Problem : Show that the common tangents to circles $x^2+y^2+2x=0$ and $x^2+y^2-6x=0$ form an equilateral triangle. Solution : Let $C_1 : x^2+y^2+2x=0$ here centre of the circle is $(-1,0) $ and ...
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Equation of a line tangent to circumference

Discover the general equation of the tangent line to the circumference $x^2 + y^2 - 2x + 4y + 1 = 0$ by the point $(3,4)$. NO CALCULUS. by the circumference equation i discovered that $C(1, -2)$...
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intersection of 4 circles

Hi I'm doing some programming challenges for fun and I am trying to work out the maths required to solve this problem. It has been 10 years since I did any maths in anger like this so i'm a bit rusty....
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Infinite staircase to a circle

Suppose you start at $(0,0)$ on the unit disc and repeat the following procedure again and again: Face east and walk half-way to the circumference. Face north and walk half-way to the circumference. ...
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Circle Equation Surjectivity

Consider the circular function $g:\mathbb{R}^{2} \to \mathbb{R}^{+}$, $g(x,y)=x^{2}+y^{2}$. Show that it is surjective and continuous. Note This post has been amended in accordance with the ...
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How to determine family of circles passing through two given points?

The question asks to show that the equation of any circle passing through two given points takes a certain form. I have obtained the points as being $(2,1)$ and $(2,-1)$ but I'm not sure as to how to ...
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power of a point (circles) questions.

Lets say we have two circles call them $O_{1}$ and $O_{2}$. Let $a_{1}$ and $a_{2}$ be the arcs of the circles. Then when it comes to two circles, three cases arise. They intersect at two points, they ...
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Show that four vertices of a square cannot lie on four concentric circles, radii of which form an arithmetic sequence

My teacher said it's solved using proof through contradiction. I've considered cases of the centre of the circle, but I lose geometry big time so not sure how to do this.
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Symmetrical of a triangle's vertexes

I have the following problem : Show that the symmetrical (ie reflection) of a triangle's vertexes by the opposite side are aligned iff the distance between the orthocenter and the circumcenter is ...
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Quadrilateral Inscribed angles calculation with one arc angle

I am trying desperately to solve following problem. How can I solve it, the image and question is included in image
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A circle touches the parabola $y^2=4ax$ at P. It also passes through the focus S of the parabola and int…

Problem : A circle touches the parabola $y^2=4ax$ at P. It also passes through the focus S of the parabola and intersects its axis at Q. If angle SPQ is $\frac{\pi}{2}$ find the equation of the ...
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Using an offset data point with x, y coords to find the true centre of a circle

I have a data point at (0, 0) where measurements of a tank's shell are taken from. I have used this data point to plot the circle in a graph. However, this data point is not the true centre of the ...
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Area of the intersection of four circles of equal radius [duplicate]

This picture basically shows a rearrangement of four quarters of a circle of radius 1. It asks for the shaded area. I got the answer to be $\frac{2\pi + 6}{13}$. But then it is incorrect. The way I ...
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Task “Inversion” (geometry with many circles)

Incircle $\omega$ of triangle $ABC$ with center in point $I$ touches $AB, BC, CA$ in points $C_{1}, A_{1}, B_{1}$. Сircumcircle of triangle $AB_{1}C_{1}$ intersects second time circumcircle of $ABC$ ...
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Average rate of speed relative to a given point

For this question I am mainly concerned about points A and B on the image below and the image below hopefully helps illustrate my question. If point B is fixed and A has to move in a strait line in ...
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Circular variation with repetition

I would like to know formula for circular variation with repetition. What I mean is : You have round table with n-spots. On every spot there can be number from 1 to k. So for n = 4 and k = 3 ...
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find the area of value of b in the equilateral

A circle meets the sides of an equilateral triangle ABC at six points D, E, F ,G, H , I in the figure . If AE= 4 ED = 26 , FG = 14 , and the circle with diameter HI has area πb, find b. sorry i don't ...
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In the circle below , mA= 86, mBDC= 32, mAD= 48 find the mBC, mCD

In the circle below, m∠A=86, m∠BDC=32, and mA͡D= 48 find mB͡C, mC͡D, mA͡B, m∠ADB, m∠ABD, m∠DBC, m∠BCD
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Finding the number of Circle or Circles in a Circle

Let a circle $A$ which radius is $10 m$ and another circle is $B$ which radius is $0.2 m$.Is it possible to say that what is the maximum number of circles $B$ can be drawn in circle $A$? I tried much ...