geometry assuming the parallel postulate of Euclid: in a plane, given a line and a point not on that line, there is exactly one line parallel to the given line through the given point.

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Visually understanding the formula for the distance from a point to plane.

Ok, so we know that if we have an arbitrary point, $p$, and a normal perpendicular to an arbitrary plane, $n$, the distance from the point to the plane can be computed as follows: $$distance = p ...
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Euclidean Geometry of a triangle [on hold]

Let p and q be radii of two circles through A, touching BC at B and C respectively. Then prove that pq = $R^2$ . Actually I got this in book and there also it was not clearly mentioned about about R ...
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Euclidean Geometry [on hold]

Let $ABC$ and $A'B'C'$ be two non-congruent triangles whose sides are respectively parallel . Then prove that $AA',\, BB', \, CC'$ (extended) are concurrent. Look I came across this problem in a ...
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Is there a name for this point?

I found the following problem interesting: In a three villages $A$, $B$ and $C$ there are $a,b$ and $c$ pupils respectively. Where should one build the school such that the total length of pupils ...
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Propagating a 3d vector to a spcific point in a 2d plane

I have an $xyz$ point $P$, and a 3d vector pointing from it denoted by $N$. I want to propagate the vector forward to a certain point in the $xy$ plane and calculate the corresponding value of $z$. ...
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Find the value of $a$.

please help I'm lost on what numbers to add or what formula to use
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I need to find the value of x. Im only given the a degree how would you solve this?

this is the link to the triangle that is connected to the question. What is the value x?
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Examples of Beautiful Applications of Thale's Theorem [closed]

My question is this: what do you consider to be a particularly beautiful application of Thales' Theorem? I'd like to collect a bunch of nice examples as a big list. One of my favourites, as a ...
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How to find the area of an isosceles triangle without using trigonometry?

I have an isosceles triangle with equal sides $10$ unit, angle between them is $30^\circ$. I need to be confirmed that the area of this triangle can be found in any method other than using any kind ...
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Is there anything we can add to the present Euclidean Geometry?

I did not study the detail history of Euclid. As far as I know, the geometry starts from a few postulates and keeps on expanding (through theorems developing) to the present state. Even with these ...
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Constructing two tangents to the given circle from the point A not on it

I'm trying to complete Level 21 from euclid the game: http://euclidthegame.com/Level21/ The goal is to construct two tangents to the given circle from the point A not on it. So far I've figured ...
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Convert Euler angles from one group of rotation axes to another

I have Z-X-Z Euler angles which I would like to convert to X-Y-X Euler angles. What would be the formula for that? The exact choice of source and target rotation axis is not important, I just wish to ...
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RFC: Proof relating area to intersection of points.

this is the first time I used latex. Please excuse the rough edges. I asked a question about this problem here: Relating area to a line intersecting with a point. but I think I was able to find a ...
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Can any vertex of an isosceles triangle represent the centre of a circle, and the base vertices represent points on the circumference of that circle?

This question occurred to me doing this circle geometry problem, and I was wondering if anyone could clear it up. Geometrically, it seems it would make sense, provided that 2 sides are equal (equal ...
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Distance between two barycentric coordinates

I am developing a system, and generally in this system we examine the effect of a number of factors on our data. We choose to use Barycentric coordinates to help us to achieve that. I have no problem ...
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Simple 9-th grade geometry problem

I have a geometry problem which states that Find the range of $x$ in following figure. Given that $AD$ and $AC$ are equal, and the values and angles are also given. How to estimate the range ...
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Is there an algorithm that, given a point cloud, infers an optimal wireframe (surface) structure?

I have a point cloud that I would like to convert to a surface, in the form of a wireframe lattice structure. This means, from a sequence of 3D points (x,y,z), obtaining three 2D matrices X,Y,Z of ...
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dot product of vectors with not orthogonal basis

The dot produt (inner product in the context of Euclidean space) of two vectors $\mathbf{a}=\left [ a_{1},a_{2},...,a_{n} \right]$ and $\mathbf{b}=\left [ b_{1},b_{2},...,b_{n} \right ]$ is defined ...
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Relating area to a line intersecting with a point.

I really could use a hint with this following problem: If a line L separates a parallelogram into two regions of equal areas, then L contains the point of intersection of the diagonals of the ...
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Incentre and excentre of a triangle

Prove that the triangle formed by the points of contact of the sides of a given triangle with the excircles corresponding to these sides is equivalent to the triangle formed by the points of contact ...
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Equivalent descriptions of “flat space with non Euclidean metric” and “curved space with (local) Euclidean metric”: the case of Minkowski space.

FIRST: I start with the guiding idea: 1. we have the surface of a paraboloid (z = x2 + y2); its metric, in an infinitesimal neighbourhood of one of its points is (we can choose it) EUCLIDEAN; now, ...
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Equation of rectangle

I need equation of a rectangle on the Cartesian coordinate system. Is there an equation for a rectangle? for example equation of ellipse is $$\frac{x^2}{a^2} + \frac{y^2}{b^2} = 1$$
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Solving the following relation in triangle

If a line through the centroid $G$ of a triangle ABC meets $AB$ in $M$ and $AC$ on $N$ then prove that $AN. MB+AM. NC=AM. AN$ both in magnitude as well as sign I tired dividing the equation by $AM. ...
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Function on plane with incenter

Let $f$ be a function from the set of all points on the plane to the nonzero real numbers. Suppose that for any triangle $ABC$ with incenter $I$, we have that $f(I)=f(A)f(B)f(C)$. What are the ...
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Bisector of a triangle

From A, perpendiculars AX, AY are drawn to the bisectors if the exterior angles of B and C of triangle ABC. Prove that XY parallel to BC
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Doubts about locus and its equation

Two points A and B with $(1,1)$ and $(-2,3)$ respectively are given.find the locus of point P.So that area of $\Delta$PAB is 9 square units. answer is :- $2x+3y+13=0$ or $2x+3y-23=0$. how i tried:- i ...
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Geometry : find the points of tangency between two lines and two circles [closed]

I have a programming problem. I need to find the intersection points between two lines tangent to two circles and the circles! I have the circles' radiuses and centers. So I need points ...
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Average distance from a point in a ball to a point on its boundary

What variety of methods are readily available to find the average distance from a point in $\{ (x,y,z) : x^2+y^2+z^2 \le r^2 \}$ to the point $(0,0,r)$? I just worked this out and got $6r/5$. Later ...
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How to embed this circle tangent to the other circles?

I want to construct a circle that would be tangent to the $3$ circles and would have its diameter lie somewhere on the segment $BI$. $EF$ includes the diameters of the $3$ given circles. $EB=BF$. ...
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What is the ratio of the side length of a regular hepatgon to the side length of the internal heptagon?

Given a regular heptagon with side length 1, create a star heptagon by connecting every vertice. Note that removing the "points" of the star yields a similar heptagon. I want to know the side ...
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Circle with perpendicular chords

A blue circle is divided into $100$ arcs by $100$ red points such that the lengths of the arcs are the positive integers from $1$ to $100$ in an arbitrary order. Prove that there exists two ...
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How can I find the volume of prism: $V = \frac{(a + b + c)Q}{3} $

In the book Handbook of Mathematics (I. N. Bronshtein, pg 194), we have without proof. If the bases of a triangular prism are not parallel (see figure) to each other we can calculate its volume by ...
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Show a complex equation has one or two roots

Let $a$ $\neq$ $0$, $b,$ and $c$ be complex constants. Show that the quadratic equation $az^2+bz+c=0$ has one or two roots. My thoughts: Let $a=a_1+ia_2,$ $b=b_1+ib_2,$ and $c=c_1+ic_2$. I also ...
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To use Vieta's formula for complex constant solution or not?

Let $b$ and $c$ be complex constants such that $z^2$ + $bz$ + $c$ = $0$ has two different real roots. Show $b$ and $c$ are real. I think I need to be using Vieta's formula, however I have solved it ...
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can you help me solve my menu board dilemma?

If I have a menu board that measures 35 3/8 $\times$ 71 5/8 and I need to cut in 3 equal pieces, what measurements should each piece be?
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The point of contact between a line with a circle

My question is: I have a circle of radius 40 and a line which the circle is tangent to. So, if I take a circle of radius 80, do the two circles have the same point of contact? I mean: do they (my ...
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How do 3 points define a plane?

I was solving a combinatorics problem which asked me to find the number of planes that can be constructed from a set of 25 points such that no 4 points in the set of 25 points are co-planar and then I ...
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Is it appropriate to apply Euclidean Distance to Complex Numbers?

Would complex numbers be considered as part of Euclidean Space? Would this measurement give an accurate result? If not, what would be a more appropriate distance measurement/similarity measure with ...
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Is for open connected $U$ the set $U_\varepsilon$ for small $\varepsilon$ connected?

Let for an open connected subset $U\subset \mathbb R^n$ and a number $\varepsilon >0$: $$ U_\varepsilon=\{x\in U: dist (x, \partial U)> \varepsilon \}. $$ Then $U_\varepsilon$ is open but in ...
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Roundness in Taxicab Geometry

I was just wondering whether circles are considered "round" still in taxicab geometry. I know that "roundness" is probably not a well-defined term and I know what a circle /appears/ to look like in ...
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Euclidean “straight line” calculation

Please see image first.. I have as input the following (I presume these are in effect Euclidean coordinates): The angle and the length of the red line. The angle and the length of the green ...
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Unique Euclidean isometry between affinely independent points

Let $u_0,\dots,u_n$ be vectors in $\mathbb{R}^n$ such that $u_1-u_0,\dots,u_n-u_0$ are linearly independent and similarly let $v_0,\dots,v_n$ be vectors in $\mathbb{R}^n$ such that ...
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Derive formula for coordinates of internal and external centers of similitude.

Given 2 circles $(x - x_1)^2 + (y - y_1)^2 = r^2$ and $(x - x_2)^2 + (y - y_2)^2 = r'^2$ (with radii $r, r'$) coordinates of the internal and external centers of similitude $C_i, C_e$ are given by ...
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Complex Numbers: Im$(\frac{12}{z-7})=1$

Sketch and describe the set of complex numbers satisfying $$Im(\frac{12}{z-7})=1$$ where $z=x+iy$ The answer should be in circle form. Here is what I have so far: $$Im(12)=z-7$$ $$Im(12)=x+iy-7$$ ...
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Banach Tarski paradox in Minkowski space

The Banach - Tarski paradox states: 'A three-dimensional Euclidean ball is equidecomposable with two copies of itself.' My simple question is: Does this paradox hold his validity also in the Minkowski ...
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IMO 2014 problem 3, first day

Convex quadrilateral $ABCD$ has $\angle ABC = \angle CDA = 90^{\circ}$. Point $H$ is the foot of the perpendicular from $A$ to $BD$. Points $S$ and $T$ lie on sides $AB$ and $AD$, respectively, such ...
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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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How to make a perpendicular construction in 3 moves?

I've been playing Euclid: The Game for some time now. I'm quite addicited to it, trying to get all the records now. Suprisingly, I'm not able to get a record for some really early level. In Level 4 ...
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A mixtilinear tangency

Let ABC be a triangle with incircle $\gamma$ and circumcircle $\Gamma$. Let $\Omega$ be the circle tangent to rays $AB, AC,$ and to $\Gamma$ externally, and let $A^{\prime}$ be the tangency point of ...
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A construction of a triangle mapping with a homothety

Given an acute triangle $ABC$ draw a triangle $PQR$ such that $AB=2PQ,BC=2QR,CA=2RP$, and the lines $PQ,QR,RP$ pass through $A,B,C$ respectively. Note $A,B,C,P,Q,R$ are distinct. This is a problem ...