A friend of mine taught me the following question. He said he found it in a book a few years ago. Though I've tried to solve it, I'm facing difficulty. Question: You know on a plane there is an ...
I have seen that, in euclidean geometry, proofs of some theorems use one instance of the 'geometric shape'(on which the theorem is based) to proof the theorem. Like, the proof of 'A straight line ...
Edit (March. 2014) This question has been moved to mathoverflow; see here. Randomly break a stick in five places. Question: What is the probability that the resulting six pieces can form a ...
Consider the $n^2$ lattice points $(i, j)$, where $1 \leq i, j \leq n$. Let the number of circles that pass through at least 3 points of this set be $C(n)$. What is a good way to count this? Is there ...
Here is a cute geometry problem I saw some time ago. I know the solution, I just wanted to share ;-) (Please, don't be mad at me.) Consider an acute triangle $\triangle ABC$. Let $AP$, $AQ$ and ...
I am drawing a $19 \times 19$ grid on my desk. For aesthetic purposes, I don't want to use a ruler. Rather, I want to use Euclidean theorems to 'prove' to myself that such and such line meets at a ...