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Zero “norm” properties

I have seen the claim that the l0-norm ($\|X\|_0$ = support(X)) is a pseudo-norm because it does not satisfy all properties of a norm. I thought it to be triangle inequality, but am not able to show ...
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Does this proof work to prove that the greatest area of a triangle inside a circle is when the triangle is equilateral?

Does this proof work to prove that the greatest area of a triangle inside a circle is when the triangle is equilateral? I gather it doesn't because most of the proofs I've seen use derivatives etc. If ...
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Trigonometry problem, using COS

Let's say two right angled triangles share a common hypotenuse which measures 10 in length and share an angle which measures $20^\circ$ in total. How do I work out the value of x (the side adjacent to ...
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Line Triangle Intersection Mathematics

I am following the math in the book Real Time Collision Detection by Christer Ericson. On pages 184 thru 188, he discusses how to test for an intersecting line against a triangle. I replicated the ...
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Right Triangle Trig

I need to find the measure of each angle indicated and round to the nearest tenth. I am given two sides 12 and 13 and one angle C which is 90 degrees. How do I figure this out?
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Triangle inscribed in circle, vertex at circle's center, solve for unknown angles.

$O$ is the center of the circle , $A$ and $B$ lie on the circle what are the possible values of $x$ and $y$ I found answers options , asked to mark one or more ...
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Find coordinates of vertex of equilateral triangle

$ABC$ is an equilateral triangle , $AC = 2 $ What is the value of $p$ and $q$ ?
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Are there prime lengths in triangle with all integer sides and heights?

Suppose you have a triangle in which all sides and all heights are integer in length (i.e. triangle with sides 20, 25, 15 has heights 15, 12 and 20). Could it be that at least one of those numbers is ...
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is there a formula for working out the angles of a triangle to make the sides meet at the top?

I am doing a GCSE maths foundation paper for revision and one question has a triangle with the base side being 9cm and the other 2 sides 7.5cm. Is there a formula for finding the angles of the ...
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Minimizing area of a triangle with two fixed point and a point on parabola

A triangle is made up of three points, $A, B$, and $P$. $A(-1, 0)$ $B(0, 1)$ $P$ is a point on $y^2 = x$ Minimize the area of Triangle $ABP$. My approach is far too complicated, which ...
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Sum of distances from triangle vertices to interior point is less than perimeter?

Let $M$ be a point in the interior of triangle $ABC$ in the plane. Prove $AM+BM+CM<AB+BC+CA$. The above question was posed to someone I know who is taking high-school Euclidean geometry. I'm ...
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Find the legs of isosceles triangle, given only the base

Is it possible to find the legs of isosceles triangle, given only the base length? I think that the info is insufficient. Am I right?
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Find the value of the expression $\frac{AF}{FD}$.

In the given figure $AC=BD=3$ units and $CE=DE=1$ unit. Find the value of the expression $\frac{AF}{FD}$. We know that the median divides the area of a triangle in to two equal halves. Therefore, ...
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Sides of the Right angled Triangle in Complex notation.

If $z=a+ib$ is a complex number, then $z, iz, z+iz$ represents sides of the right angled triangle. I got this result through Cartesian form, i,e. $(a,b),(-b,a) and (a-b,a+b)$ are the vertices of the ...
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Algorithm to find rectangle inside a triangle

I am trying to write a program that generate procedural cities. However, I am stuck on a problem : I don't know how to subdivide a triangle into a rectangle and other triangles. I know how to ...
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When is the area of a triangle whose side lengths are consecutive integers also an integer?

Consider a triangle with side lengths 3, 4, and 5. By Heron's formula, its area is $\sqrt{6(6 - 5)(6-4)(6 - 3)} = \sqrt{6(1)(2)(3)} = \sqrt{36} = 6$. Are there any other triangles like this?
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Drawing a triangle in a unit circle

This is a question that I derived for a long time ago. It asks if we draw a triangle in a unit circle does all arc lengths $(\alpha ,\beta ,\theta)$ and sides of triangle $(a,b,c)$ can be rational ...
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Need help solving -

i was writing an paper on solutions of triangles when i encountered this sum - In a $\Delta$ ABC , P is an interior point such that $\angle PAB = 10^\circ$ , $\angle PBA = 20^\circ$ , $\angle PCA = ...
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Similar triangles question

If I have a right triangle with sides $a$.$b$, and $c$ with $a$ being the hypotenuse and another right triangle with sides $d$, $e$, and $f$ with $d$ being the hypotenuse and $d$ has a length $x$ ...
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How can I solve this Laws of Sines problem?

This is a homework question that was set by my teacher, but it's to see the topic our class should go over in revision, etc. I have calculated $AB$ to be 5.26m for part (a). I simply used the law ...
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Property of bisectors of right triangle

In triangle $ABC$ $\angle C=90^\circ$, $AA'$ and $BB'$ are angle bisectors intersecting at $I$ ($A'\in BC$, $B'\in AC$). What would be the easiest way to prove that projection of $I$ onto $AB$ lies in ...
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How to find area of triangle from its medians

The length of three medians of a triangle are $9$,$12$ and $15$cm.The area (in sq. cm) of the triangle is a) $48$ b) $144$ c) $24$ d) $72$ I don't want whole solution just give me the hint how ...
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find area of Triangle ABF

In the figure given below, rectangle $CDEF$ with perimeter $32$ has the maximum area. Find the area of the triangle $ABF$ So, I tried the following $P = 2W+2H$ where $P$ is given $32$. I am not ...
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Find area of triangle ABC

BD Perpendicular AC , AB =BC=a Find the area of triangle ABC I have tried Googling , I used formula 1/2 (base X Height) . Used Pythagorean theorem. Anyone can suggest me solution.
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Geometry - Equilateral triangle covered with five circles

I have to cover an equilateral triangle (whose sides are 1m long) with 5 identical circles: what's the minimum radius of the circles?
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Length of Triangle BCD

Hey, well I'm doing some higher level revision and I'm stuck... In the diagram triangle BCD is mathematically similar to triangle ACE. So what is the length of BD? How do you work it out?
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point on triangle

let we have a domain, for example square that partitioned by some triangles that are not necessarily similar, and we know the coordinates of all vertices and the maximum size of the sides of all ...
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Can all possible angles on a rational triangle be represented as a rational multiplied by Pi?

The reason I ask: I was wondering if it was possible to find the angle of a rational triangle by only using the lengths of its sides and knowledge of $\pi$ (that is, no inverse trig functions). So, ...
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a question about triangle

Let $(x_1,y_1),(x_2,y_2),(x_2,y_2)$ are the vertices of the triangle T. I want to show that the line $L(\alpha_3)$ defined by $$x=(1-\alpha_3-\alpha)x_1+\alpha x_2+\alpha_3 x_3$$ ...
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Proving that the circumcenter is the centroid

Given a triangle and its centroid, we know that the 3 line segments between the centroid and each of the vertices of the triangle divide the triangle into three smaller triangles. Prove that the ...
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To find a point in a horizontal plane to minimise the distance

A, B and C are three points in 3D space. The points A and B are fixed. C is below A and B. $H_{p}$ is any given plane. Point C moves along the plane $H_{p}$. How to find the location of point C ...
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maximum length of a scaled vector in a triangle (simplex)

Given a triangle (or, in general, a simplex) $T$ and a vector $\vec{s}$, I'd like to compute the quantity $$ \max\{|x-y|: x,y\in T, x-y = \alpha \vec{s}, \alpha\in\mathbb{R}\} $$ i.e., the maximum ...
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Triangle optimization problem

Let $a,b,c$ be the sides of a triangle , then what is the maximum and minimum values (if exist) of the following quantities (i) $\dfrac {a^2b^2c^2}{(a+2b)(a+2c)(b+2c)(b+2a)(c+2a)(c+2b)}$ (ii) ...
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Calculating circle radius from two points and arc length

For a simulation I want to convert between different kind of set point profiles with one being set points based on steering angles and one being based on circle radius. I have 2 way points the ...
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Angle sum of a triangle.

Can you please describe the geometry in which the sum of the angles of the triangle can be less than 180 degrees?
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Triangle inequlity improvment with the angle conditions

I was working on how to proof $a+b \leq x+y+z$? Apply triangle inequity to the triangle ADC, $x+z \geq a$ Apply triangle inequity to the triangle DCB, $y+b \geq z$ Adding above inequities, ...
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P is a point in triangle $ABC$, what is $[APC]$?

Moderator Note: This question is part of an ongoing contest on Brilliant.org, and will be unlocked in 1 week. P is a point in triangle $ABC$. The lines $AP$,$BP$, and $CP$ intersect the sides ...
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Similarity of triangles in a circle

The problem: c is a circle with a diameter AB. t is the tangent at the point B. Now C and D are two points on t and at different sides of B. I draw the line segments AC and AD, the point where AC ...
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Maximum surface inside a triangle

If I have a triangle with sides of length a, b, c and I have a rope of length L, what is the maximum surface of a boundary I can form with that rope that is entirely inside the triangle. Normally, ...
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Getting an acute angle for an obtuse angle using law of Sines.

I have done this problem over and over again. I even looked up tutorials on how to properly use law of sines. It's rather embarrassing that I'm struggling so much wish this simple trigonometric stuff. ...
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Is every prime number the leg of exactly one right triangle with integer sides? What's wrong with my argument that this is impossible?

The problem is: "prove that every prime number is the leg of exactly one right triangle with integer sides." However, I seem to have proved that this is impossible. What did I do wrong here? Let ...
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Congruent Triangles

Triangle ABC and Triangle DBC are two isosceles triangles on the same base BC and vertices A and D are on the same side of BC.If AD is extended to intersect BC at P,show that (a)Triangle ABD ≈ ...
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Sum of medians of a triangle

I'm very confused because I don't know how I can prove that the sum of the medians of a triangle is equal to the vector zero. Can someone give me a tip or something? Thanks! (And sorry if this ...
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Gergonne Point of a triangle coinciding with other triangle centers

I am trying to prove the following: Let $T$ be the Gergonne point (the intersection of the lines that connect the points of tangency of the incircle with the vertices of the triangle) of $\triangle ...
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Is there an exploitable relationship between the angles of AB and AC in a triangle when moving point A?

I'm writing software to dynamically create a random, generated world (civ-esque), populate it with settlements, and draw roads between them. It would be relatively easy to draw roads like this: ...
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Coordinates of parallel triangle with a distance of 'd' between the parallel edges?

I have a triangle with Co-ordinates $\{(x_1,y_1),(x_2,y_2),(x_3,y_3)\}$. I need to find co-ordinates of a triangle,whose edges are exactly $\alpha$ distance from previous triangle. Below is the figure ...
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Triangle proof using law of sines

In triangle $ABC$, suppose that angle $C$ is twice angle $A$. Use the law of sines to show that $ab= c^2 - a^2$.
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Minimizing the length of a pipeline between cities

I have been trying to minimize piping going to two different cities. City A is located at $(0,4)$ and city B is located at $(6,3)$. The cities must connect to the $x$-axis (the main pipe line.) It ...
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arithmetic progression of triangle sides

Let $gcd(a,b,c)=1$ such that $a^2, b^2, c^2$ are in arithmetic progression. Show they can be written in the form $a=-p^2+2pq+q^2$ $b=p^2+q^2$ $c=p^2+2pq-q^2$ for relatively prime integers $p,q$ of ...
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How to find co ordinates of a triangle after increasing the area by a factor of $\alpha$?

i am given with a triangle $\{(x_1,y_1),(x_2,y_2),(x_3,y_3)\}$ and the area need to be increased by a factor $\alpha$. can i anyone let me know formula to find the co ordinates of new triangle? There ...