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Shortest path between two points

Hallo everybody, I have the following problem regarding shortest paths in $R^2$. Suppose you are given two points $p$ and $q$ and two unit disks, as in the picture. I am looking for a path from ...
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Geometry question pertaining to a plane going through the skeleton of a cube

My question is as follows: a plane that has taken the shape of a pentagon is intersecting the skeleton of the cube. Or I guess we could think of it as a cross section. Points $M$ and $N$ were used ...
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Which statements are equivalent to the parallel postulate?

I would like to have a long-ish list of statements that are equivalent to the parallel postulate. If a line segment intersects two straight lines forming two interior angles on the same side that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Find close points by grouping points in n-dimensional space

I know I already asked a similar question over here: Finding the closest point in a set to another point in n-dimensional space: efficiently But now my question is different. I have many points ...
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Finding the closest point in a set to another point in n-dimensional space: efficiently

I'm a programmer and am working on writing an efficient algorithm that, given a point P in n-dimensional space, can find the closest point from a set of points. For ...
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How to establish this result using induction?

A point $(x,y)$ in the plane is called a lattice point if both coordinates $x$ and $y$ are integers. Let $P$ be a polygon whose vertices are lattice points. Then the area of $P$ is $I + \frac{1}{2}B ...
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A Modern Alternative to Euclidean Geometry

First of all, I want to master Geometry, I have knowledge on high school geometry and I was thinking of learning Euclidean Geometry. I bought a copy of Euclid's Elements, it is very interesting, ...
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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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Why are these lines tangent?

I was trying the problems at http://euclidthegame.org and for level 20, ending up using, but couldn't see the reason behind the following: We have a circle centred on B and a point A outside the ...
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A surprising locus of points

I was playing with the setup for Desargues Theorem in Geogebra today and got a very odd-looking (to me) result. I imagine I could grind through this analytically and get an ugly-looking parametric ...
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Euclidean geometry please help me

http://i62.tinypic.com/5osi8n.jpg please help me just wrote exam and wanted to know whether it was correct or not. I said (m+n)(m-n)=(m-n)^2 so I think it is not A right angled triangle what do you ...
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Find the equation of a plane that is perpendicular to another plane, parallel to a line and goes through a point

Find the equation of a plane which is perpendicular to the plane $$\pi_1\equiv x-3y-z+1=0,$$ parallel to a line $$l\equiv\frac{x - 2}{2} = \frac{y -3}{-3} = \frac{z}{1}$$ and goes through point $P ...
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Three Circles Meeting at One Point

We have three triples of points on the plane, that is, $X=\{x_1, x_2, x_3\}$, $Y=\{y_1, y_2, y_3 \}$, and $Z=\{z_1, z_2, z_3\}$, where $x_i, y_i, z_i$ are points on the plane. I was wondering if there ...
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Axis of rotation of composition of rotations (Artin's Algebra)

Say $R_1$, $R_2$ are rotations in $\mathbb{R}^3$ with axes and angles $(v_1,\theta_1), (v_2,\theta_2)$ respectively. Since $SO_3$ is a group, we have that $R_2 \circ R_1$ is a rotation with some axis ...
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What are geodesics in H$^2$?

Specifically, I am looking at a question that asks What axioms for a projective plane fail in the this space? Any two “points” are contained in a unique “line.” Any two “lines” contain a unique ...
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Find the equation of an $n$-Cone given the apex, a directional vector and the solid angle

Let $x$ be a point in $\mathbb R^n$ and $v$ a vector in $\mathbb R^n$. Find the equation of the cone with apex $x$ opening in the direction $v$ with a solid angle of $2\theta$. That is, on any ...
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Parallelogram constructed through medians

Bdmo In $\Delta ABC$, Medians AD and CF intersect at P.Let Q be any point on AC.Construct QM and QN parallel to AD and CF respectively.Now the line joining M and N intersects CF and T and AD at ...
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What exactly does a Mobius Transformation do?

From what I understand, a Mobius transformation is of the form f(z) = $\frac{Az+D}{Cz+B}$ where A,B,C, and D may be real or complex What is f(z) doing to z exactly? And what are some of the ...
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Plane geometry.

I was reading proposition 14 of Euclid's elements and there is only one thing which I find weird: Why do we need postulate 4 to conclude that “the sum of the angles $\angle CBA$ and $\angle ABE$ ...
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What is the length of GH?

What is the length of GH? Can you help me? I personally believe that this can't be solved?
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Calculate x if CD is a diameter of the circle

I cannot solve question 8c. Any advice on how to solve it? I was thinking of somehow making CD equal to CP.
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Show how to map the semicircle $x^2 +y^2 = 1$, $y > 0$, onto $(x−1)^2+y^2 = 4$, $y > 0$, by a combination of $z \to z+l$ and $z \to kz$.

I need some help with this one! One can begin to understand the geometric significance of linear fractional transformations of the half plane by studying the simplest ones, $z \to z+l$ and $z \to kz$ ...
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Regular polygons constructed inside regular polygons

Let $P$ be a regular $n$-gon, and erect on each edge toward the inside a regular $k$-gon, with edge lengths matching. See the example below for $n=12$ and $k=3,\ldots,11$.       Two ...
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Find Circle from Tangent Line and Two Points

I have two points a,b and a line L. I want an equation to find point c that is the center of the circle that touches a, b and L Thanks.
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Find the angles defining an hyperspherical cap

For the hyperspherical cap of dimension $n+1$ find all the angle $\phi_1, \phi_2, \ldots, \phi_n$ which defines the cap? I mean, I know a cap is usually define by its height $h$ and its base $a$. ...
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Why are polyhedra related to the prime numbers 2, 3 and 5, but not to the prime number 7?

Just take a quick glance at all the numbers in these Wikipedia pages on polyhedra: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platonic_solid http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archimedean_solid ...
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What is the smallest possible angle of this polygon?

A convex polygon contains a square with side-length 1 and is contained in a parallel square with side-length 2. What is the smallest possible angle of the polygon? What is its smallest possible area? ...
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Area of Intersection of Circle and Square

Given a point $(x,y)\in [0,1]^2$ and $r > 0$, I would like to derive a general formula for the area of the intersection of the circle of radius $r$ centered at $(x,y)$ and the unit square. What is ...
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How to distribute a set number of points evenly in a rectangle?

So my motivation here is actually because I want to evenly distribute plants in a green house and ideally I would like to maximize the distance between the plants and the walls. It seems like there is ...
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Average Degree of a Random Geometric Graph

A set of $N$ points are distributed randomly on a unit square with uniform distribution. Two points $\mathbf{p}_i$ and $\mathbf{p}_j$ are said to be connected if $\|\mathbf{p}_i - \mathbf{p}_j\| \leq ...