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Do 4 points in ${\mathbb R}^2$ in convex position define a unique elliplse that passes through those 4 points?

So it takes 3 distinct points in the plane, that are not collinear, to define a unique circle that passes through the points. So what about ellipses? Arguing naively in terms of degrees of freedom ...
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3D projection onto 2D plane to determine transformation matrix?

I'm not sure if there is an actual solution to this problem or not, but thought I would give it a shot here to see if anyone has any ideas. So here goes: I basically have three vertices of a rigid ...
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projecting different coordinate systems in 3D space

Suppose I have a local set of coordinates {i,j,k} in which there are points A,B,C,D,E,F,G. I do not know their absolute positions, but I know their relationshit to one another. This local coordinate ...
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Why does it matter that the group of rotations act *freely* in Tao's proof of the Hausdorff paradox?

Consider the following extract from this expository article: (This is a key step in proving the Banach-Tarski theorem.) My question is: if the action of $G$ on $S^2 - C$ were not free, would the ...
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Geometry Reflections Help

Pentagon ABCDE and pentagon A'B'C'D'E' are shown on the coordinate plane below: Pentagon ABCDE and pentagon A prime B prime C prime D prime E prime on the coordinate plane with ordered pairs at A ...
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Geometric Problem. Find an angle.

In△ABC , AB=AC ∠ACB=72∘. D is a point in △ABC such that ∠DBC=42∘,∠DCB=54∘.Find an angle∠BAD. Is there any geometric method?
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A simple area problem

I found this problem from a book (level = grade 7). In the attached figure, ABCD is a square with sides 10 units. Need to find the area of the quadrilateral PQRS built inside it as shown. The only ...
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tangential elliptical arc to two given ellipse [on hold]

How to draw using purely geometric methods. Given two ellipse and an elliptical arc touching the two ellipses at the end points of a line drawn connecting two focii of the two ellipse. I tried the ...
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Co - ordinates of a point lying on the perpendicular bisector of a segment.

Having two points $A(xa, ya)$ and $B(xb, yb)$ and knowing a value $k$ representing the length of a perpendicular segment in the middle of $[AB]$, how can I find the other point of the segment? ...
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Mapping from Poincare's disk model to UHP

I have a question that : How can I map any point in Poincare's disk model to Upper-half-plane model? I know the function $$f(z) = \frac{z + i}{iz+1}$$ But I want to know the geometric ...
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Find coordinates of a 2D plane within a 3D plane

I'm not sure this is the right place to ask this question, if not I do apologies and I will move on. I am asking this question as a programmer, however it seemed entirely maths based. Image one is ...
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Question on dimensions of a prism.

The surface area of a right prism is 224 square feet, and the length of a side of the square base is one-third the height. What are the dimensions of the prism?
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What is the motivation behind this (tested, working) 2d coordinate transform?

I am working with programming and 2d geometry and need to transform between two different coordinate systems. I have two different representations of the same world, where I can sample any point and ...
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Given line $e$ and plane $\alpha$, find all points $Q$ on $e$ such $d(Q, P)= d(Q, \alpha)$

Can someone help me with this question and show my step by step process. I am unable to solve it. Thank you. $P(4,2,5)$ The plane $\alpha$ is given by $2x+y-2z=2$ The line $e$ is given by ...
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Radical Axis of Collinear Points.

If I have three collinear points in $\mathbb{R}^{2}$, such that define a three different circles that pass through a point, then this three circles can define the same radical axis?? I think this a ...
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Maximally symmetric discrete subsets of the sphere

Let $d\geq 1$ and $\mathbb{S}^{d}=\{x\in\mathbb{R}^{d+1}:|x|=1\}$. For $X\subset\mathbb{S}^{d}$, $|X|<\infty$, let $T(D)=\{A\in\mathbb{R}^{(d+1)\times (d+1)} : A\in \text{SO}(d+1), A(X)=X\}$. ...
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How to change a $9\times 16$ rectangle to $12\times 12$ square?

Given a $9\times 16$ sq. unit rectangle. You have one change, you can cut the $9\times 16$ sq. unit rectangle only once and join the two parts to get a square of dimension $12\times 12$ sq. unit. ...
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Closest point of parameterized curve has orthogonal position vector to tangent

Let $\alpha(t)$ be a parameterized curve which does not pass through the origin. If $\alpha(t_0)$ is a point of the trace of $\alpha$ closest to the origin and $\alpha'(t_0)\ne 0$, show that the ...
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Triangle $ABC$ is isosceles with $AB=AC$, and $D$ is the midpoint of $AB$. If $\angle{BCD}=\angle{BAC}=θ$, then $\cos θ$ equals…?

Triangle $ABC$ is isosceles with $AB=AC$, and $D$ is the midpoint of $AB$. If $\angle{BCD}=\angle{BAC}=θ$, then $\cos θ$ equals...? I was doing some UKMT past paper questions - this question is ...
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Why does the surface area of the hypersphere go to zero as the number of dimensions goes to infinity?

Why does the surface area of the hypersphere go to zero as the number of dimensions goes to infinity? Is there an intuitive reason?
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A sheet of cardboard measures 15cm by 7cm. Four equal squares are cut out of the corners and the sides are turned up to form an open box. [on hold]

a) If the edge of the cut out square is x cm, express the dimensions of the box in terms of x. b) What are the restrictions placed on the values of x? (i.e. the implied maximal domain).
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Quadratic forms and midpoints

The midpoint of the vectors $u$ and $v$ is $w=\frac{u+v}{2}$. In euclidean geometry, an alternative characteristic of midpoints is $|v-w|=|u-w|=\frac{1}{2}|u-v|$. I wonder if this generalizes to ...
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Compute the integral over the volume of a torus,

In $\mathbb R^3$, let $C$ be the circle in the $xy$-plane with radius $2$ and the origin as the center, i.e., $$C= \Big\{ \big(x,y,z\big) \in \mathbb R^3 \mid x^2+y^2=4, \ z=0\Big\}.$$ Let $\Omega$ ...
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Line segment equation in polar coordinates

I have a line segment given by two points $A$ and $B$. $$A+u(B-A), u\in[0,1]$$ when doing calculations with this segment, it would be advantageous to have it written in polar coordinates around some ...
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Slope of a line segment.

If $A(x_1, y_1)$ and $B(x_2, y_2)$, we know that slope $m = \frac {(y_2 - y_1)} {(x_2 - x_1)}$. What decision can we take aout the line segment when, $m = \frac 0 0$, $m = \frac {dy} 0$, and, $m = ...
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Find the constant $k$

In a graph $G$ with $n$ vertices, let $T_1$ be the number of triangles one can make and $T_2$ be the numbers of tetrahedrons. Find the least constant $k$ such that $(T_2)^3\le k.(T_1)^4$.
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Question about concyclic points on the coordinate axes

If the points where the lines $3x-2y-12=0$ and $x+ky+3=0$ intersect both the coordinate axes are concyclic,then the number of possible real values of k is (A)1 ...
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External bisectors of the angles of ABC triangle form a triangle $A_1B_1C_1$ and so on

If the external bisectors of the angles of the triangle ABC form a triangle $A_1B_1C_1$,if the external bisectors of the angles of the triangle $A_1B_1C_1$ form a triangle $A_2B_2C_2$,and so on,show ...
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Complex numbers: conjugate [on hold]

Can anyone help me with this? Let $z^*$ be the complex conjugate of $z$ (a) Show that $ (zw)^* = z^*w^*$ (b) Prove by induction that $\ (z^n)^*=(z^*)^n$ for all positive integers $n$.
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Proof of Pythagorean theorem without using geometry for a high school student?

There are some proofs of Pythagoras theorem which don't even require high school maths to understand, but they all are using shapes to prove of the theorem. However, I am trying to find some proofs of ...
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Finding the equation of a circle given 3 points without using elimination [on hold]

find the equation of the circle using points (-4,-4) (-3,1) (2,0) without using elimination.
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If a triangle has 2 sides of equal length, is it isosceles?

I know that if the 2 angles of a triangle are the same, it is isosceles. But what if the two sides are the same? Can we conclude that the corresponding angles are the same and it is isosceles?
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Creating Gosper Curve by geometry

I am reading a book by "Fractals, Chaos and Power Laws" by Manfred Schroeder.On page 13, it produces seven fractal tiles from seven hexagons by breaking up each side into a three-piece zigzag as shown ...
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IMC 2014, Problem 4 [Day 2]

We say that a subset of $\mathbb{R}^{n}$ is $k$-almost contained by a hyperplane if there are less than $k$ points in that set which do not belong to the hyperplane. We call a finite set of points ...
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How to derive the relation $T=S_1$ for the equation of a chord of an ellipse whose midpoint is given? [on hold]

How to derive the relation $T=S_1$ for the equation of a chord of an ellipse whose midpoint is given as ( x1, y1 ) ? where T = x(x1)/aa + y(y1)/bb - 1 and S1 = (x1)(x1)/aa + (y1)(y1)/bb - 1 where 2a ...
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A movement requires 1 dimension, a rotation requires 2 dimensions, a what requires three dimensions?

Movement A zero-dimensional object cannot move. A one-dimensional object can move in one dimension (the x-axis). A two-dimensional object can move in two dimensions (the x-axis and y-axis). A three ...
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Projection of the XY plane.

Is there a way to project the infinite Complex plane to either the Poincare disk or the unit disk - for all values of x + iy ?
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A formula to calculate the partial volume of a capsule or tank?

We are trying to ascertain the correct formula discussed in this post. The volume formula for a capsule (a cylinder with a hemisphere at both ends) is, $$V_c = \pi r^2 H + \frac{4}{3}\pi r^3\tag1$$ ...
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Find the value of $x$ below

$AB=DC$, Find the value of $x$ I tried with Law of Sines but I get different answer every time
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$D, E, F$ are respectively projection of $O$ on $BC, CA, AB$. Prove that $\cot{\angle ADB} + \cot{\angle BEC} + \cot{\angle CFA} =0$

Let $O$ be an arbitrary point located inside the triangle $ABC$. Let $D, E, F$ be (respectively) the projections of $O$ on $BC, CA, AB$. Prove that $$\cot{\angle ADB} + \cot{\angle BEC} + ...
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Geometry problem… [on hold]

GH=OP Find $x$ [1 any help guys ??
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Generalization of Lines and Planes

Let $a_1,a_2,\dots,a_n$ be constants that are not all zero. An equation defines a line if and only if it can be written: $a_1x_1+a_2x_2+a_3=0$ An equation defines a plane if and only if it can be ...
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If the area of a trapezoid is 63 square feet, find the height. [on hold]

The bases of a trapezoid are one and three feet longer than the height respectively. If the area is 63 square feet, find the height.
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$\frac{y-b}{r}=\frac{y}{s}$ to $y$ for finding the closest point on a line, from a point.

$$r=sy^2-sby$$ How do I get $y$ on one side? Originally I had: $\dfrac{y-b}{r}=\dfrac{y}{s}$
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Arbitary plane curve.

Does an arbitrary curve in the plane necessarily pass through a rational point? That is, a point of the form $(a,b)$ where $a$ and $b$ are rational numbers.
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Does the radius of the quadrant pass from the center of the inscribed circle?

In the following picture: The smaller circle is inscribed inside the quadrant, whose radius (OB) is 8. The original question (but not the question of this post) is that "find the radius of the ...
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Create solid torus with geometric algebra

I have created an algorithm for tracking a vessel's centerline in 3 dimensions, and traveling through that centerline. My supervisor asked me whether I could add a small theoretical section on ...
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Create Ellipse From Eccentricity And Semi-Minor Axis

So I am given the eccentricity of an ellipse and the radius semi-minor axis as well as the center of the ellipse. So in the example below we know the center of the ellipse is at ( 0, 0 ) and the ...
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How to find truncated cylinder\ungula Volume

How would I calculate the volume at a height in an upside down truncated cylinder? Everything I find online shows a truncated cylinder being flat and level on its base, but what if the cylinder is ...