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

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Computing the coordinates of a point, offset from a rotated point.

Good day. I have a question which should be easy but I have not been able to figure it out. The coordinates of a point on a unit circle, given an angle, is $$\begin{align} x &= \cos(\alpha) \\ y ...
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Tangent and angle bisectors [closed]

The tangent to the incircle of a triangle ABC is reflected about the external angle bisectors. Show that the triangle formed by the resulting 3 lines is congruent to ABC .
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Calculating a specific point on a circle

I am looking for a formula to calculate the point of intersection where the arc crosses the angled line (designated by the letter 'X' in the example below), only from the dimensions given. I am ...
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Circles and tangents

3 circles of radius 3 cm, 4cm, 5 cm touch each other externally at $A$, $B$, $C$. Tangents drawn at $A$, $B$, $C$ intersect at $P$. Find $ PA + PB + PC$ . Thanks. My thoughts and approach: ...
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Proof when the circle map is ergodic

Let $E=[0,1)$ with Lebesgue measure. For $a \in E$ consider the mapping $\theta_a:E \rightarrow E, \ \ \theta_a(x) = (x+a) \mod \ 1$. a) Show that $\theta_a$ is not ergodic when $a$ is rational. ...
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What proportion of the circle is covered by the square?

Or what is the combined area of the circle segments (chords)? Picture a circle which is covered by a square, where the bottom vertices of the square are inscribed within the circle (so that the ...
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Locating a point on a circle

I am having trouble getting the $(x,y)$ of a certain point on the circle. Please look at the image: The circles are the identical, the radius is $1000 \text{ units}$, $S$ is the center with ...
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Area of an ellipse proportional to integral of cross-ellipse distances?

I am curious if the area of an ellipse can be shown to be proportional to the integral of all cross-ellipse distances. Before I define cross-ellipse distance, I will give a motivating example from a ...
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How to find angular distance between points? [duplicate]

I have the following problem. I have several points on the plain, and there is another point somewhere in the middle of them. The goal is to find angular distance between any two points. My only ...
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How can I find the smallest enclosing circle for a rectangle?

I have the four vertices of a rectangle. I need to find it's smallest enclosing circle. For example: I need to find the radius of the circle.
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Showing that a circle is “tangent” to the $x$-axis if and only if $\left|k\right| = r$.

The problem is this: to show that a circle of radius $r$ and center $(h, k)$ intersects the $x$-axis at exactly one point if and only if $\left|k\right| = r$. Using geometrical intuition, this ...
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Find if a point lies in all given circles

I have a set of n given circles. I want to find that if there exists at least one point that lies in all of the given circles. Is there a method to do so? I can ...
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Prove that two circles are congruent if their radii are equal

Is this to be proved by showing that the circumferences/areas are equal?
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Outer tangent of two spheres in sphere surface

I have the necessity to draw on a sphere (earth) an air corridor. In the cartesian plane, this corridor is made by some circles and from outer tangents that connect these circles as you can see in ...
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What's the simplest way to find the equation of this circle? [closed]

How to find the equation of the Circle which touches $y$ axis at $(0,3)$ and cuts $8$ intercepts on $x$ axis? My way: The equation of the circle is of the form $(x-r)^2+(y-3)^2=r^2$ How Can I ...
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Get the angle in a circle using center, radius and one point in a circle.

There is a circle and i know Point1 this is fixed and i know another point Point2 which can be anywhere in the circle. and i want to know the angle which is made at center. Thanks Your help will be ...
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Diameter of a circle using 3 nonlinear points

I am trying to find the diameter of a circle using 3 points on its circumference. 2 of the points are 5 feet from eachother while the third point is centered between the other 2. The ceter point is ...
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The surface area of a ring: $\pi[(r+dr)^2 - r^2]$ or $2\pi r\,dr$?

I know this may be really simple but here it is nonetheless. Let's say that I have a ring with a radius of $r$ and width of $dr$. I'm trying to find the surface $dS$ of the ring. Isn't it $dS = ...
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Rotation number of inverse maps on the circle.

I'm still a bit lost in my studies of rotation numbers. Any help is much appreciated! Let's say we have a homeomorphism $F: \mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ which is a lift of a homeomorphism ...
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Position vectors of sphere/circle touching central one

I am trying to understand the meaning of an expression describing the "kissing" number problem. On Wiki, it states the following: Let $x_n$ be a set of $N$ $D$-dimensional position vectors of the ...
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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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True or False: The circumradius of a triangle is twice its inradius if and only if the triangle is equilateral.

Let $R$ be the circumradius and $r$ be the inradius. The if part is clear to me. For an equilateral triangle, the circumcentre, the incentre and the centroid are the same point. So, by property of ...
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Finding all the values of $\theta$ for which $\tan(\theta)=\sqrt3$; problem with understanding.

My textbook has a section where it says a possible way that $\tan(\theta)$ can be thought of is: For acute angles $\theta$, $\tan(\theta)$ is the $y$-coordinate of the point on the terminal side ...
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The locus of centre of circle tangent to two given circles

What is the locus of the centre of circles that are tangent to two given circles? I had no idea how to approach the problem so I considered a special case, namely one in which the two circles were ...
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finding points with maximum distance between them on a circle

I'm a computer science student working on a problem in computer graphics and looking for a formula that can find the x and y positions of a set of N points on the surface of a circle so that the ...
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Please find the radius of the circle.

Hello, I want to find the radius of red circle. I tried it with several ways like trigonometric. But there is a special value is given with this. I can not understand why it is given. It is the blue ...
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A question about 4 concyclic points

In a triangle $ABC$, let $I$ denote its incenter. Points $D, E, F$ are chosen on the segments $BC, CA, AB$, respectively, such that $BD + BF = AC$ and $CD + CE = AB$. The circumcircles of triangles ...
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Points of intersection between circle and parabola

Find the points of intersection between circle and a parable: circle: $x^2 + y^2 - 2x + 4y - 11 = 0$ parable: $y = (-x^2+ 2x + 1 - 2\sqrt{3})$ I don't understand how to solve this, I really tried, ...
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x(u,v), y(u,v), z(u,v) parametric equations for a special cycloid

I'm trying to find out a 3d parametric equations for a cycloid I know that a cycloid is a 2d curve it is generated by a point on a rolling circle. but my circle is rolling around another circle both ...
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If $ax + by = c$ is tangent to the circle $x^2 + y^2 = 16$

Problem: If $ax + by = c$ is tangent to the circle $x^2 + y^2 = 16$ then which of the following is correct option (A) $16 ( a^2 + b^2) = c ^2 $ (B) $16 ( a^2 - b^2) = c ^2 $ (C) $16 ( a^2 +b^2) = - ...
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From any arbitrary point $P$ on $y =\cos x$ tangents $PA$ and $PB$ are drawn to a circle which passes through

From any arbitrary point $P$ on $y =\cos x$ tangents $PA$ and $PB$ are drawn to a circle which passes through the points $(1,0)$ and $(3,0)$ and touches the circle $x^2+y^2-2x-8=0$ and have its ...
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Consider a series of n concentric circles $c_1,c_2 \cdots c_n$ with radii $r_1,r_2.\cdots r_n$ satisfying $r_1>r.$.

Consider a series of n concentric circles $c_1,c_2 \cdots c_n$ with radii $r_1,r_2.\cdots r_n$ satisfying $r_1>r_2>r_3 \cdots r_n$ and $r_1=10$ The circles are such that the chord of contact of ...
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The Biggest Smallest Piece to Smallest Biggest Piece ratio of a circle cut by n chords with maximal number of regions

It is well known that a circle cut by n chords gives at most (n^2 + n + 2 )/2 regions eg. http://mathworld.wolfram.com/CircleDivisionbyLines.html Questions:- How close to equal area regions can we ...
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Area covered by multiple (possibly intersecting) circles on surface of sphere

I have a number of circles of same radius on surface of sphere (Google Maps API). I'm trying to calculate the total area covered by these possibly intersecting circles. My current solution is ...
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Circle touching three tangential circles

The circles $C_1,C_2$ and $C_3$ with radii $1,2$ and $3$, respectively, touch each other externally. The centres of $C_1$ and $C_2$ lie on the $x$-axis, while $C_3$ touches them from the top. Find the ...
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what is the difference between tangent and slope of tangent?

I need your help, my question is what is the difference between tangent and slope of tangent ? A clear example would be appreciated. Thank you.
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Circle in a triangle, tangent to two sides and inscribed circle

I'm trying to use a greedy algorithm to solve Malfatti's problem: Malfatti's problem. I want to solve it for general (integer sided) triangles, and this is what I have done so far: Let a,b and c ...
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Find $\angle BOD$ in the given figure.

Consider a circle with centre $O$. Two chords $AB$ and $CD$ extended intersect at a point $P$ outside the circle. If $\angle AOC=43^\circ$ and $\angle BPD=18^\circ$, then the value of $\angle BOD$ is ...
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Finding the points of intersection of the circles [closed]

How can you find the points of intersection of the circles $x^2+y^2-2x-2y-2=0$ and $x^2+y^2+2x+2y-2=0$?
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Furthest distance between two circles in 3D

I have two circles in 3D specified by their centers, $c_1, c_2$, their radii, $r_1, r_2$, and the normals of the plane each circle is embedded in, $n_1, n_2$. Note that $n_1$ is not necessarily ...
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Calculating the arc length of a circle segment

I would like to calculate the arc length of a circle segment, i.e. I know the start coordinates (x/y) of the circle segment, the end coordinates (x/y) and the x and y distances from the starting point ...
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what does tangent mean?

I need your help, my question is what does tangent value mean and how can we benefit from it ? I know that $\tan(\theta) = \dfrac{\sin(\theta)}{\cos(\theta)}$, but what does that mean? Sorry I am ...
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To find a fifth degree equation by using circles and lines that cannot be solved by radicals

An example quintic whose roots cannot be expressed by radicals is $x^5 - x + 1 = 0$. I asked a geometry question about a fifth degree equation long time ago . I had an equation in the question. It ...
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How many points does 'the-most-point-contained-circle' contain at least?

Question : Letting $n\ge 2\in\mathbb N$, how can we find $f(n)$ such that the following two propositions are true? If finding $f(n)$ is difficult, then how can we find 'good' function $g(n),h(n)$ ...
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Find the point in the circle

The circle $C$, given by the equation: $$x^2 + y^2 + (1+k)y - (k+1) = 0 $$ pass through the same two points for every real number $k$. Find the coordinates of these two points. Find the minimum ...
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A problem on circle

Consider a circle $C$, such that $\overline{AB}$ is a chord. $P$ be a moving point on the circumference of the circle. (i) How to find the point $P$ such that $\overline{PA}\cdot \overline{PB}$ is ...
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Circle areas on squared grid

There is a circle. On 9 equal squares. Every square has some value assigned to it. Every square gets weight, depending of what percentage of it is circle (area-wise). I need to find circle radius, ...
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Find Area of 3 Sector Circle, Variable center point

I have a Circle separated into 3 sectors. At start each sector has the same central angle, 120°. Therefore each sector should be taking up the same area. I want to be able to move the center point ...
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Find how far runners travel on a circular track (trig)

-How far has each runner traveled after 8 seconds? Though I just had to convert the rad/sec to rev/sec to get yards then multiply that by 8 seconds, but that isnt correct. Find the angle θ, in ...
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Packing circles into circle of diameter 7

How many unit circles can you fit inside a circle of diameter 7 such that no circle overlaps any other circle? Please explain the concept or any tricky process regarding this problem.