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What is the equation of the reflections of a fixed point across all the tangents to a fixed circle?

Given a fixed circle "c" and a fixed point "A" (in the plane of the circle), draw the tangent to the circle at a variable point "X" (movable, but constrained to be on the circle), reflect "A" across ...
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Equation of a line tangent to circumference

Discover the general equation of the tangent line to the circumference $x^2 + y^2 - 2x + 4y + 1 = 0$ by the point $(3,4)$. NO CALCULUS. by the circumference equation i discovered that $C(1, ...
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How to find the equation for the line $t$, in the plane $\pi$ and concurrent to other 2 lines

The exercise says that $t$ is in the plane $\pi: x-y+z =0$ and is concurrent to the lines: $$r:\\x+y+2z=2\\x=y$$ and $$s:\\z=x+2\\y=0$$ I've transformed $r$ to the form: $$r:\\x = \lambda\\ y = ...
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Find the line $t$ that is concurrent to $r$ and $s$ and parallel to $MN$

I need to find the vector equation for the line $t$ that is concurrent to both: $$r:X = (1,1,-1)+\lambda(2,1,-1)$$ and $$s:\\x+y-3z = 1\\2x-y-2z=0$$ And also, $t$ is parallel to $MN$ when: $$M = ...
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Find the vector equation of the line parallel to the plane $\pi$, perpendicular to the line $AB$ and that intercepts $s$

I have the plane: $$\pi:2x-y+3z-1 = 0$$ $$A = (1,0,1), B = (0,1,2)$$ And $$s: X = (4,5,0) + \lambda (3,6,1)$$ I need to find a line that is perpendicular to $AB$, parallel to the plane $\pi$ and ...
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Find the equation of the plane that contains the line $r$ and makes an angle with $s$

I have the line: $$r:\\3z-x = 1\\y-1 = 1$$ And the plane makes an angle $\theta = \arccos \frac{2\sqrt{30}}{11}$ with the line: $$s:X = (1,1,0) + \lambda(3,1,1)$$ What I tried: From the equations ...
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Why this isn't working? Find the points of the line $r$ that has the distance $\sqrt{\frac{14}{3}}$ from line $s$.

I have the line $$r:\\x+y=2\\x=y+z$$ and $$s:x=y=z+1$$ I need to find the points of $r$ that has distance $\sqrt{\frac{14}{3}}$ from $s$. What I tried: By using the formula for distance of a ...
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How to find the number of squares formed by given lattice points?

Let us say that we are N integer coordinates (x, y) - what would our approach be if we were supposed to find the number of squares we could make from those given n points? Additionally, if we were to ...
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Find the maximum possible area for the triangle

Two vertices of an isosceles triangle are (1,2) and (4,6). The inradius of the triangle is $\frac{3}{2}$. Find the maximum possible area for the triangle. My work, for the two possible structures of ...
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equation of major axis of an ellipsoid

What is the equation of 3 major axes of the following ellipsoid? $$ \begin{pmatrix}x & y & z\end{pmatrix} \begin{pmatrix} \alpha_1 & \beta_3 & \beta_2\\ \beta_3 & \alpha_2 & ...
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Find point on a line, given the line equation and distance from the origin [closed]

Given the line $y=3x+6$, how to find the coordinates of the points on the line which are $9$ units from the origin?
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Finding an ellipsoid equation

I want to find 3D equation of a falling droplet that I have considered it as an ellipsoid. I put two cameras, one in xy plane and another in zy plane to capture two projected views of the droplet and ...
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Distance of a Point from Hyperbola

Consider the part of hyperbola $H_{+}=\{(x,1/x)\colon x>0\}$ in the first quadrant, and $(a,b)$ any point in the plane (for sake of convenience, say $a,b>0$). If $(a,b)$ does not lie on the ...
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Geometric locus

The problem is: Let $A$, $B$ and $C$ be fixed points, and $α,β,γ$ and $κ$ are given constants, then the locus of a point $P$ that satisfies the equation $$α(AP)^2+β(BP)^2+γ(CP)^2=\kappa,$$ is a ...
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find equations of an ellipsoid axes

I have an ellipsoid with the center point at the Origin and the following equation: $$\alpha_1 x^2+\alpha_2 y^2+\alpha_3 z^2+2\beta_1 zy+2\beta_2 xz+2\beta_3 xy=1$$ How can I find the equations of ...
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when you draw 1 altitude/ perpendicular bisector of an equilateral triangle, what can you form?

when you draw 1 altitude/ perpendicular bisector of an equilateral triangle, what can you form such that when you draw 4 equilateral triangles the foot of the perpendicular of the equilateral ...
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Plotting Particular Conic Section

How would I plot $-2x^2 -2y^2 = 1$ on the x-y plane ? I believe it is an ellipse, since the coefficients have the same sign, I just don't know what the major and minor axes would be nor how to plot.
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How to insert a simplifier assumption in our equations set to find an ellipsoid equation

Regarding the below question: Finding equation of an ellipsoid two projected views (two ellipses) is not enough to solve the equation set and find a unique ellipsoid. For example, I chose a ...
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1answer
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Finding equation of tangent of a circle that intersects the origin?

Given: circle with equation $(x-2)^2+(y-1)^2=4$. How to find equation of tangent line to the circle that intersects the origin? I easily found out that one of the tangents is $x=0$.
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Determine y-coordinate of a 3rd point from 2 given points and an x-coordinate.

I'm working through the "Calculus 1" Coursera course (offline version, so no forums) and am struggling with the following question in the topic on Limits: Consider points A=(-10,-4) and C=(8,5). ...
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1answer
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A $k+1$-sphere containing a $k$-sphere and a point.

Earlier I asked a question on whether it is possible to find a sphere passing through a circle and a point non-coplanar to it. I wanted to know whether this was possible to do in higher dimensions. ...
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1answer
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Algebraic proof for sphere/circle overlap formula

Two spheres or circles denoted by center position vector and radius $ p_0, r_0$ and $p1, r_1$ will overlap if $$ |p_0-p_1| < r_0+r_1$$ I understand geometrically why it works, but how would one ...
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1answer
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Find the locus of the the vertex A.

Consider $\triangle ABC$. BC lies on a line passing through $(g,f)$. The pair of straightlines $(x+y)(x-9y)=0$ are the perpendicular bisector of sides AB and AC of $\triangle ABC$. Find the locus ...
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The locus of points with given sum of squares of distances to two fixed points

$A(a,b)$ and $B(b,-a)$ are two fixed points. If $P(x,y)$ is a moving point such that $$|AP|^2 + |PB|^2 = |AB|^2 \tag1$$ prove that $x^2 + y^2 =(b-a)(x+y)$. So far I tried to use distance formula ...
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Area of a triangle - straight lines

Question: What is the area of the triangle formed by the line $x + y = 3$ and angle bisectors of the pair of straight lines $x^2 - y^2 + 2y = 1$. Well I really have no idea how to even start the ...
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Shortest path between two points via two disks

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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Extract equations of dependency between two projected views

Regarding question Finding equation of an ellipsoid, the answer says that we have the following equation between projections on XY & XZ plane: $$\frac{Z_3^2}{Z_2} - Z_1 = \frac{Y_2^2}{Y_3} - Y_1$$ ...
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How to solve a sets of equations

I capture each of the projected views of a droplet through a high speed camera (one in xy plane and one in zy) and then analyze the frames by image processing to find the related equations for each ...
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Finding the equation of a line whose segment is intercepted between axes

The question is: Find the equation of a line through (-2, 5) and whose segment intercepted between axes in the 2nd quadrant is 7√2 I have two graphs in mind but I don't know which one is correct. The ...
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1answer
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Finding equation of an ellipsoid

Consider I have an ellipsoid (let say an egg) lies in a general form in 3D space. Suppose, I have the equations of two projected views of this egg (e.g. one projected view on x-y plane and another one ...
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Questions about circle

I found the following problem from a book. Let A = (-1, 0), B = (1, 0) and k = a constant which is not equal to 1. C(x, y) is a variable point such that AC = kBC. Find the locus of C. The ...
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Pair of straight lines

Question: Find the equation of the bisector of the obtuse angle between the lines $x - 2y + 4 = 0$ and $4x - 3y + 2 = 0$. I don't even know how to proceed here. I know how to find the angle between ...
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How to define a cloud of points relative to a vector path?

I've been researching and playing with examples of particle clouds in a graphics visualization. Most use shape geometries to define a field of particles, or parameters for distributing them randomly ...
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Equation of a line through a point and another line

I need to get the equation of a line that passes through the point Q(6, 3, 2) and intersects: $$L: (1, -1, 4) + t(0, -1, 1)$$ and forms an angle of 60° What I did so far: The direction vector of L ...
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Parallel plane that contain lines

I have the lines: $$L_1: \frac{x-3}{2}= \frac{y+5}{-3} = \frac{z+1}{5} ,$$ $$L_2: \frac{x+1}{-4}=\frac{y-1}{3}=\frac{z-3}{-1}$$ I need the equations of the parallel planes $P_1$ and $P_2$ that ...
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3answers
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What is the cone of the conic section?

Given the general (real valued) equation of a conic section: $$ A x^2 + B xy + C y^2 + D x + E y + F = 0 $$ Then what is the circular cone associated with it ? Is it unique ? And is there a way to ...
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Rotation around a line which is determined by two points in 3D space

If we have three points like $A(x_1,y_1,z_1)$, $B(x_2,y_2,z_2)$ and $C(a,b,c)$. Then, $A$ and $B$ determines a line like $l$. After that, we rotate $C$ around $l$ by $\omega$ degree (anti-clockwise). ...
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A book on analytic geometry

It's easy to find good recommendation for books here for any subject other than analytic geometry ,therefore I'd like to ask for any suggestion of analytic geometry books ,the only charactrestic I'm ...
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Lines joining origin to points of intersection of two conics

If the lines joining origin and point of intersection of curves $$ax^2+2hxy+by^2+2gx=0$$ and $$a_1x^2+2h_1xy+b_1y^2+2g_1x=0$$ are mutually perpendicular, then prove that $$g(a_1+b_1)=g_1(a+b)$$ How ...
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1answer
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Help with simple rotation on an x,y plane

I'm a programmer, with too little background in mathematics, and I am currently faced with the challenge of rotating an object on a 2 axis plane. Something that is hopefully quite easy for you guys. ...
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Doubts on locus and its equation

"Find the equation to the locus of a point which is collinear with points $M(a,0)$ and $N(0,b)$." The answer is $- x/a + y/b$. How I tried to find the solution: $P$ is a point whose assigned ...
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1answer
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Equation for the length of a chord parallel to either the minor or major axis in an ellipse

I am looking for a way to compute the length of any chord parallel to the minor (or major) axis of an ellipse. In all cases I know the lengths of both axes, and the distance between the chord and axis ...
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getting the slopes of the sides of an equilateral triangle given 2 points

I want to get the slopes of an equilateral triangle given the 2 vertices. Let's say they are (0, 0) and (5, 5). Graphing this would give 2 triangles forming a diamond. I tried to use distance formula ...
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Calculate the distance from a point to a line

Por favor, alguém me ajude com essa questão de Geometria: Please, can someone help me with this geometry question? Given the point $A(3,4,-2)$ and the line $$r:\left\{\begin{array}{l} x = 1 + t ...
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1answer
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Central angle of an ellipse

If I have an ellipse centered at the origin and know the length of $a$ and $b$ and was given the length of an arc, how can I find the angle that is between the two radius from the center of the ...
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1answer
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Preserving incidence relation proof

How can one prove via analytic method that projective map preserves incidence relation?
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1answer
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Determine Center Point based on 2 separate elipses

First timer here. I've been digging back into my good old maths days but am extremely rusty (beyond belief). I got a really tricky question that i want to determine formula for so that my mate can ...
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Find the line through $(-1,4)$ for which the distance to $(6,3)$ is 5

This is the question: Find the line through $(-1,4)$ for which the distance to $(6,3)$ is $5$ The answer is: $y-4=-4/3(x+1)$ and $y-4=3/4(x+1)$ I do not know how to get this answer. ...
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1answer
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Definition of (hyper)planes

I know the definition of a plane to be: $(r-r_0)\cdot n = 0$ where $n$ is the vector perpendicular to the plane, $r$ the vector to a given point and $r_0$ the vectors to the points which constitute ...
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3answers
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Find a specific vector equation of a line that divides a angle in half.

I've been studying a little geometry on my own, and I just recently stumbled on this problem, that I'm unable to answer: Given the points A=(2,-1), B=(5,4) and C=(-7,8), find a vector equation of a ...