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Problem based on circle geometry - related to circumcircles and angles finding the angles within a circle

Let the vertex of an angle $ABC$ be located outside a circle and let the sides of the angle intersect equal chords $AD$ and $CE$ with the circle. Prove that the angle $ABC$ is equal to the half the ...
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Find the equation of locus of a point which is at a distance $5$ from $A$ $(4,-3)$ [on hold]

Find the equation of locus of a point which is at a distance $5$ from $A$ $(4,-3)$. Could some explain how to solve this in detailed.
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Computing a matrix to convert an (x,y) point on an ellipse to a circle

I have an ellipse defined by its semi-major axis, inclination, and position angle. The ellipse is centered on the origin. I would like to solve for a matrix that converts this ellipse to a circle. ...
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Two tangents BC and BD are drawn. Prove that Ob=2BC

Two tangent segments BC & BD are drawn to a circle with centre O such that $\angle$CBD=120$^{\circ}$. Prove that OB=2BC. What I've tried, BC=BD[two tangents drawn from a single point to the ...
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Algorithm to cover maximal number of points with one circle of given radius

we have a plane with some points on it. We know coordinate of each point apriori. We also have a circle of unit radius. I need an algorithm that determines optimal/sub-optimal position of a circle ...
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How to make a semicircle graph?

What is the formula to make a semicircle graph that is continuous? By continuous I mean like a sine or cos graph but shaped like semicircles one after the other. Thanks
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Power series converging at the convergence radius

Let $f(z)=\sum a_nz^n$ be a power series of radius $R$. By Abel' radial theorem, if $f(R)$ converges then $f$ is continuous over real numbers at $R^-$. I had some questions on how that can be ...
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Is the Locus circle?

Locus of points such that sum of it's distances of them from four fixed points remains constant? Is the locus circle? I was not able to solve it as there were four radicals. Is it a theorem?
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A question an normal to the circle

The equation of the normal to the circle $(x-1)^2+(y-2)^2=4$ which is at a maximum distance from the point $(-1,-1)$ is (A) $x+2y=5$ (B) $2x+y=4$ (C) $3x+2y=7$ (D) $2x+3y=8$ Since its a ...
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Determining the angle degree of an arc in ellipse?

Is it possible to determine the angle in degree of an arc in ellipse by knowing the arc length, ellipse semi-major and semi-minor axis ? If I have an arc length at the first quarter of an ellipse and ...
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Place a circle 'on top' of two other circles?

I have two circles (their radii and position) given. I then have a third circle (only it's radius), and would like to calculate its position so it touches both other circles: There are always two ...
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Length measurement [duplicate]

I need to find the length of thread that is winded in a bobbin. I tried to find out with the rotation of the shaft. but as the diameter of the bobbin (with thread) increases the length winded is also ...
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Find the equation of the radius

Find the equation of the radius of the circle $x^2-4x-6y+y^2=23$ and passing through the point $(4,5)$. My attempt: Here the equation of the circle is: $$x^2-4x-6y+y^2=23$$ $$(x-2)^2+(y-3)^2=6^2$$ ...
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Length of a Chord of a circle

I was wondering about the possible values that the length of a chord of a circle can take. The Length of a chord is always greater than or equal to 0 and smaller ...
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Rotation of point with infinite child objects. (Chain rotation)

More of a thought experiment here, knowledge for knowledges sake. Let's say you can create infinite points that rotate smoothly and at the same speed as each other through a full revolution - let's ...
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Intersection of a point and absolute value function contained within a circle

I'm attempting some crazy ideas while programming a game and ran into the following math problem that has been bugging me for a few days: Given a unit circle and a random point $P$ within the circle, ...
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Externally tangent circle coordinates

I am trying to program following case as show in figure below. I have two circles at (x1,y1) and (x2,y2). Having coordinates, we can mention that the two circles are making an angle \theta_2. I need ...
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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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Co-ordinate Parabola Circle Contained in it; Difference in maximum and minimum possible radius

If the Difference of radii of larget and smallest Circle passing through the focus of Parabola $$Y^2=4x$$ and toughing parabola in at least one point is My Approach Let Circle be $$C: ...
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calculate radius of circle that by given length of square that is inside it

in this picture a length of square edge is 8 cm. I want to calculate the radius of circle. i try to calculate it, but i don't know how. I calculate this:
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Find parametric expression of an arc given its start point, end point and central angle in 3D cartesian coordinate system

In a 3D cartesian coordinate system, the coordinates of start point and end point have been given as $(x_1, y_1, z_1)$ and $(x_2, y_2, z_2)$. If the central angle of the two points (the one smaller ...
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Showing that $\alpha$ satisfies the equation $\sin 2x=x$

This is an A level question. For better understanding, I will attach a screenshot of the question and the mark scheme. Question: Here's what I have done: $$A(OBA) = \frac 12r^2α$$ [basic ...
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Basic question about angles and measurement in degrees

I have a doubt related to angles which I am a bit embarrassaed to ask since I know is something of basic geometry, but nevertheless my question is the following: As I understand it, an angle between ...
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Is there a measure which allows me to tell how closely something is to an ellipse?

Roundness is the measure of how closely the shape of an object approaches that of a circle. I am trying to find a similar measure which shows how closely is something to an ellipse. Is there any ...
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Quarter Circle packing

Just today, I was making tortilla chips, and I began to wonder, what is the most efficient way to pack circular quarters onto the plane? This sort of circle packing is most efficient for circles, ...
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Are all curves with equation of the form $(\xi x +n) \cdot x = \text{const}$ circles?

Let $x(t)=(x_1(t),x_2(t))$ with $t\in [a,b]$ be a smooth curve in $\mathbb{R}^2$ and $\xi \in \mathbb{R}$ such that $$(\xi x +n) \cdot x = \text{const}$$ Here $n$ is the unit normal to the curve. Is ...
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Deriving formula for externally tangent circle to internally tangent circle

($x^2+(y+1)^2=R^2$ should say $x^2+(y-1)^2=R^2$) I am trying to derive a formula for the radius of the circle that is externally tangent to the internally tangent circles of the quarter-circle, and ...
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how to find this sector angle

Given a circle with r is equal 2cm, can we find the sector's angle?
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How do I show that $n=2$ is the only integer satisfy :$\cos^n\theta+ \sin^n\theta=1$ for all $\theta$ real or complex?

It is well known that :$\cos²\theta+ \sin²\theta=1$ for all $\theta$ real or complex ,I would like to ask about the general equality :$\cos^n\theta+ \sin^n\theta=1$ if there is others values of the ...
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Calculus Riemann sums for circle and ellipse

I ran into this problem today. I need to compare the Riemann sums for a circle and an ellipse. I have no idea as where to start. Here's the question:
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Find $|CM|$, if $|CA|=a$ and $|CB|=b$. [closed]

Let $O$ be a center of a circle, circumscribed over $\triangle ABC$. Perpendicular, drown from the point $A$ on the line $CO$, cross the line $CB$ in the point $M$. Find $|CM|$, if $|CA|=a$ and ...
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Center point of 2 tangent circles along 2 tangent lines

Given points P1, P2, and P3, I need to calculate the center point of 2 tangent circles, C1 and C2, with radius R. Line P1P2 is tangent to circle C1 at P2, line P2P3 is tangent to C2, and C1 and C2 are ...
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Question based on chords of a circle

Question: Given a circle and two points $P$ and $Q$ not neccessarily on that circle. Perpendiculars are drawn from points $P$ and $Q$ to the polar lines of the points $Q$ and $P$ respectively. Prove ...
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Find centre of circle with equation of tangent given

$(4, 1)$ is a point on one end of the diameter of a circle and the tangent through the other end of the diameter has equation $3x- y=1$. Determine the coordinates of the center of circle. What got ...
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Area stacked between common tangent and circles [closed]

Is there any way to find area of shaded region? The radii of circles are $4$ and $12$ units.
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Compound angle formula

I understand how to use the compound angle formula when solving $\sin(\pi/12)$. However I dont understand how I can use a compound angle formula to show $$\arctan(3)-\arctan(1/2)=\pi/4$$ Thankyou Any ...
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find center of circle from one point,knowing radius

I have a problem that I have to solve. I need to find center of the circle containing the point $(x,y)$. The point is $x=2,y=3$ with radius $r=3$. I need to find the center of circle. Is there ...
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Drawing a circle tangential to 3 circles (internally to one of them)

The two small circles (in black) are equal in radius, and tangential to the large circle. They also touch each other at the center of the large circle. Now, I want to construct a circle (in orange) ...
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Prove that if tangent of $x^2+y^2=a^2$ is $px+qy=1$, then $(p, q)$ is on a circle

It's actually my textbook problem so I have seen a proof in my class but that doesn't satisfy me. The proof was given by the condition that if $px+qy=1$ is a tangent then the distance from the center ...
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Problem of a circle tangent to three other circles [closed]

Two circles with centres A and B and radii 14 and 7 units respectively touch each other externally. M is the mid point of segment DE and is the centre of the circle with radius 21 units. The two ...
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Proving volume of a sphere

I randomly decided to derive the volume of a sphere. The area of a circle is $\pi r^2$. So the volume, I thought, should be $\int \pi r^2 dr = \frac{\pi r^3}{3} $, summing up the area of many discs. ...
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The area of $KPMQ$

On the hypotenuse $AB$ of triangle $ABC$, with $\angle C =90^{\circ}$ and area $S$, as on the diameter, was drawn a circle. The points $K$ and $M$ were chosen on arcs $AB$ and $AC$ respectively, in ...
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Is part of a circle lying on first quadrant?

I have circle $ C: (x-x_0)^2+(y-y_0)^2\leq r^2$ with center $(x_0,y_0)$ and radius $r$. I want to find out in exactly what quadrants the circle lies. Is there a condition with this functionality? ...
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Dividing Up A Circular Search Area

BACKSTORY: I need to collect 500 plant samples for strontium analysis. The samples are randomly distributed across a circular area with a radius of 300 kilometers. I have to do this in 30 days, so I ...
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Find intersection point of 3 circles

so first of all, I just want to point out that I am a beginner, so cut me some slack. As the title says I have 3 circles. I know the coordinates of each center and the radius of each circle. What I ...
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I need some help with Geometry. Is this a correct answer to this problem?

Good day, I have a question regarding geometry. I don't know whether my answer is correct because the answer in my book uses a totally different method for solving this particular problem. Here's ...
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Complex Analysis: Show that $\int_{\gamma}\frac{1}{(z-a)(z-b)}dz=\frac{2\pi i}{a-b}$ [closed]

How can I show that if $|a|<r<|b|$, then $\int_{\gamma}\frac{1}{(z-a)(z-b)}dz=\frac{2\pi i}{a-b}$, where $\gamma$ is the circle with center the origin, radius $r$, and positive orientation? ...
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Inner tangent between two circles formula

As a programmer I need to draw the inner tangents between two circles, but only the segments, not the whole line. But the internet is surprisingly hostile to lazy programmers who don't know their ...
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Finding the equation of a circle from the equation of its tangents

Given the equation of a pair of lines : $36x² - 63xy + 20y² + 54x - 17y - 10 =0.$ If the circle touches one of the lines at (-3,-1) and the other at some point then find the equation of the ...
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Pdf for distance between two uniform random points in a circle

This is my first post in the group and I would be very thankful for any help. I am trying to develop a probability distribution for a performance analysis in my thesis. I am trying to look in to ...