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Find distance between two poles.

2 poles, AB of length 2 metres and CD of length 20 metres are erected vertically with bases at B and D. The two poles are at a distance not less than twenty metres. It is observed that tan(angle(ACB)) ...
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Congruent Angles with Condition [on hold]

Let A be a point in the interior of triangle BCD such that $AB · CD = AD · BC$. Point P is the reflection of point A with respect to BD. Prove that $\angle PCB = \angle ACD$. I don't know how to ...
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Proving $ \frac{1}{c} = \frac{1}{a} + \frac{1}{b}$ in a geometric context

Prove or disprove $$ \frac{1}{c} = \frac{1}{a} + \frac{1}{b}. $$ I have no idea where to start, but it must be a simple proof. Trivia. This fact was used for determination of resistance of two ...
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In a 30-60 right triangle the side opposite the 30 degree angle is half the length of the hypotenuse. Why?

In a 30-60 right triangle the side opposite the 30 degree angle is half the length of the hypotenuse. A statement from the trigonometry section of Simmons' Precalculus in a nutshell. Please ...
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Calculate isocele triangle dimensions from angles [on hold]

maybe simple but I'm wondering how to dertermine dimensions of an isocele triangle from its given angles and a given height value. Any idea ? Thank you EDIT : this is what I may do : Lets say my ...
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How to get a Right Triangle's points' coordination in the space?

I have a Right Triangle with equal legs of 1 unit long rotated on 3 individual angles in the space like in the picture below: As could be seen in the picture, the input I have are the angles 'a' ...
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Prove the centroid coordinate formula

How to proof that the coordinate of the centroid of a triangle ABC is given by $\frac{A+B+C}{3}$ using vectors?
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Cabri 3D - Rotating a triangle

I'm given the exercise, in Cabri 3D, to rotate the triangle T around the axis AB and lead it via the triangle To to the triangle T'. I tried to rotate the triangle T around a fixed point and then ...
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Layer on which ball belongs in tetrahedron

What is the most computationally efficient way to find the layer on which a ball (i) belongs when arranged in a tetrahedron or 3 dimensional triangle with a triangular base. The ball on the top layer ...
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trigonometry - find coordinates of inner triangle after rotation

here is my situation: I have a rectangle I'm rotating 30 degrees counterclockwise, how could I use trig to get the 3 vertices (corners) and lengths of the purple triangle sides and hypotenuse ...
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Finding the area of the 4th triangle, given the areas of the other 3, and all the 4 form a rectangle

In one of my tutorial classes, when I was studdying in 9th class (I am in 10th now), our tutor gave us a problem saying it’s a difficult one, and to him, it was incomplete. This is that problem: ...
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Find circumcenter when distance between ABC points of triangle with two points's ratio given

The complete problem is: I am having three points A,B,C whose ratio of the distances from points (1,0) and (-1,0) is 1:3 each. Then I need the coordinates of the circumcenter of the triangle formed ...
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How do I find the Intersection of two 3D triangles?

I've got a rather complicated geometry problem that I'm trying to solve - how to find the intersection between two triangles in 3D space. I've looked around at other questions and answers on this site ...
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Coordinate-geometry curiosity question

How can we draw a triangle give one of its vertex and the orthocentre and circumcentre? I tried to invoke the concept of 9 point circle and tried using the centroid but could not succeed in making ...
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Analytic-geometry rotation concept

I am confused how my book comes up with the following formula- Lets consider a Right angled Isoceles triangle with $2$ vertices on hypotenuse given as $(x_1,y_1)$ and $(x_2,y_2)$ Now the 3rd ...
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Get Tangential Vector from angular velocity

Good day, I'd like to know how to get the tangential vector with magnitude and direction (resolved through x y components) of a vector, given it's angular velocity. In this case, there is only 1 ...
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Orthocentre of a triangle

How do we determine the orthocentre of a triangle when the vertices are given as $(0,0),(x_1,y_1),(x_2,y_2)$? In a normal case i would take out the equation of any two perpendicular bisectors, get ...
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Eritrea's Theorem

According to this newspaper, an Eritrean high school student named Saied Mohammed Ali has discovered a new geometric theorem. Another source seems to say that it's the following: Say you have a ...
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Sum of the area of infinite similar equilateral triangles

How would I solve for the side depicted in the picture?
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Triangle containing most points from a set

Given a point set in $\mathbb{R}^2$, I need to find a triangle connecting three points of the set that contains the most points of the set. Points that lie on the connecting lines don't count. The ...
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Can area be irrational?

I'm stuck in a question of my book which says: If in an equilateral triangle the coordinates of two vertices are integral then what can we say about the coordinates of the third? The answer is that ...
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Angle condition for $a^2+c^2=nb^2$

Find a necessary and sufficient angle condition (independent of $a,b,c$ -- see under "what I have got so far" for examples) such that $a^2+c^2=nb^2$ where $n$ is a positive integer. Note: As usual ...
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In triangle $ABC$, $a^2+c^2=3b^2$

In triangle $ABC$, we have $a=BC$, $b=CA$ and $c=AB$ as usual. What is a necessary and sufficient condition for $a^2+c^2=3b^2$ to hold? I created this problem as a generalization of $a^2+c^2=2b^2$ ...
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Construct triangle from three points on base and difference in distances to third vertex

Imagine such a triangle: We know the differences in distances: $\overline{OA} - \overline{BO}$ and $\overline{CO} - \overline{BO}$, as well as the distances between the points on the base: ...
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Similar triangle side lengths given its area and similar triangle side lengths

I've been working through this task in an old textbook and can't figure out where I'm wrong. I suspect my whole approach is wrong. Task says: Given the side lengths of a triangle that are equal to ...
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Triangle geometry: $BC^2+AC^2=n\cdot AB^2$.

I am looking for information regarding which triangles $ABC$ satisfy $BC^2+AC^2=n\cdot AB^2$ for $n=1,2,3,...$. I'm sure that work has already been done in this area since it is a fairly simple ...
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In the figure,What is the ratio of $AE:AD$?

In the figure (not drawn to scale), rectangle $ABCD$ is inscribed in the circle with center at $O$.The length of side $AB$ is greater than side $BC$.The ratio of area of the circle to the rectangle ...
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Simple area and angles of squares and triangels

This is a question APPARANTLY tested on primary 4 and I am in Sec 2,wondering how to do this question....None of my classmates also could finish the question. Question: ABCD and BFGE are squares.AE ...
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Recurrence relation for right-angled triangles stuck-together

Given the image: and that $x_0 = 1, y_0=0$ and $\text{angles} \space θ_i , i = 1, 2, 3, · · ·$ can be arbitrarily picked. How can I derive a recurrence relationship for $x_{n+1}$ and $x_n$? I ...
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Number of triangles created after $n$ folds of a square

My daughter's grade 8 math homework included the following question. We were unable to find an answer, and I think we must have misinterpreted the question, as it seems way too hard. Fold a ...
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Right triangle - a in terms of c and m [closed]

How can I express a (hypotenuse) in terms of c (one of the sides) and m (the projection of the other side)?
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Angles inequality in acute triangle [duplicate]

Let $\alpha$, $\beta$, $\gamma$ be angles of acute triangle. How to prove that $(\tan(\frac{\alpha}{2}))^2 + (\tan(\frac{\beta}{2}))^2 + (\tan(\frac{\gamma}{2}))^2 \ge 1$? Does left side of equation ...
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Find unknown vertex of triangle given area and other 2 vertices

I need to find the coordinates of the 3rd vertex of a triangle given that I know the other 2 vertices and the area. The triangle is not guaranteed to be of any particular type (right, isosceles, ...
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Geometry: Find angle x in triangle

I have not been able to find a euclidean geometry solution to this, but any other solutions are also appreciated. Let ABC be a triangle with AB=CD and angles as marked in the diagram. Find the ...
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Point inside the area of two overlapped triangles

The question is as simple as that, but I have been trying to figure out an answer (and searching for it) with 0 results. I mean, given two triangles (in 2D) I want to find just a single point which ...
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explaining $|a+b|≤|a|+|b|$ in simple terms

I'm struggling to get to grips with the Triangle Inequalities. The problem is I don't really understand what it means. This is what my lecturer has written in the notes: $$ |a+b|≤|a|+|b|. $$ First of ...
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Bisecting the area and perimeter

In triangle $ABC$, $AB=16$, $AC=15$, and $BC=13$. Point $D$ is on $AB$, and point $E$ is on $AC$ so that $DE$ bisects both the area and perimeter of triangle $ABC$. (In other words, both $DA+AE$ and ...
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Right Triangle Theorem/terminology

Given a line segment $s$, there are exactly two right triangles which have $s$ as a hypotenuse. Is there a name for this theorem? Assuming this line segment lies on a Cartesian plane, how can we ...
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Point distance to verices of triangle with given edges

I would like to find a formulation for the distances between a given point P(x,y), which is inside a general triangle with all edges values provided, to its vertices. Thanks,
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Concave triangle?

I know that in Euclidean and (I think) Spherical geometries don't have concave triangles, but is there any set of axioms that would allow this?
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|a-b|≤|a|+|b| is always true? [duplicate]

I wonder if |a-b|≤|a|+|b| is always true. I think it is true, but I don't see how to prove this mathematically. Thanks.
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Heron's formula to solve a triangle; any faster method?

A triangle has an area of $200cm^{2}$. Two sides of this triangle measure 26 and 40 cm respectively. Find the exact value of the third side. I used Heron's formula to solve this equation, but it ...
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Finding the coordinates of the third point in triangle

How would you find $x$ and $y$ coordinates of the third point in triangle($A$, $B$, $C$), if you know coordinates of $A$ and $B$, and angles at $A$ and $B$?
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Right angled median intersection question

All the information is included in the image. Find the length AB. Only clue I have is that the length CX is 2.5 where X is the perpendicular foot of B which i found out geometrically. However I ...
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Triangle perimeter proof

Given two points, $a, b$ inside a triangle $T$ whose perimeter is L we want to prove that the distance between them: $$|d(a,b)| \leq L. $$ One could easily prove this graphically, ie. the distance ...
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Find the area of the shaded region

This is the Figure, $ABCD$ is a square , $AB = BC = CD = DE = 21cm$. $AC$ and $BD$ are the diagonals of the square. The two semi circles are drawn with $AD$ and $BC$ as diameter. Find total are of ...
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Maximum length of projections

In triangle $ABC$, $BC=115$, $AC=127$, and $AB=89$. Let $P$ be a point varying on the cirucmcircle of triangle $ABC$. Let $M$ and $N$ be the feet of the perpendiculars from $P$ to $AB$ and $AC$, ...
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Why doesnt the gcse syllabus allow us to use herons formula?

I saw the answer to this question, it wants us to find the angle A using the cosine rule and then use the formula 1/2 ab Sin A to find the area. Why can't we just use herons formula - Area = (P ...
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Triangle/Geometry question

How do I solve this triangle question? In the figure below $\Delta OAB$ has an area of $72$ and $\Delta ODC$ has an area of $288$. Find $x$ and $y$.
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When using the Pythagorean theorem with a triangle, how do you know which numbers go where in the theorem?

When using the Pythagorean theorem with a triangle, how do you know which numbers, and x, go where in the theorem? For example, if I have a right trianle with the sides of $150$, $170$ and $x$, where ...