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### How to find the height of a 2D coordinate on a 3D triangle?

I would like to know how to dertermine the $Y$ coordinate of a point $M(X,Y,Z)$ in a triangle according to $MX$ and $MZ$, A,B,C ? Do I have to find the normal ? I have the coordinates of the points ...
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### Using Barycentric coordinates to check whether a point lies within a Degenerate triangle

http://www.blackpawn.com/texts/pointinpoly/ I used this site to learn how to determine whether a point lies within a triangle. However, the site does not say whether or not this method can handle ...
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### How do I find torque on an axis when no weight or force is given?

I need some help with the following problem: Find the torque around the x axis of the triangle with vertices (0, 0), (1, 4) and (1, 0). Assume the density equals one. — Life of Fred Calculus, ...
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### The ratio of the area of $\triangle ABC$ to the length of $EF$?

In $\triangle ABC$, D is the foot of perpendicular from A on BC. If E and F are the feet of perpendiculars from D on AB and AC respectively, find the ratio of the area of $\triangle ABC$ to the length ...
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### How do you determine if two triangles are intersecting for collision detection?

I've been scouring the internet for things about intersecting triangles. I haven't been able to find something that just gives me the math and what all the variables are equal to. I would love the ...
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### How to solve a triangle knowing just two legs?

Given a right triangle, if I know two of its legs are $a = 3,5$ and $b = 5,5$, is it possible to solve the triangle with this info? This is, can I determine all of its sides and all of its angles with ...
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### Finding the coordinates of the third point in a triangle using simultaneous equations

I have 3 circles A,B & C that touch each other at tangents. The centre points of these 3 circles are to be joined to create a triangle. I know the coordinates of 2 of the circles centre points A(...
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find the length of the altitude to the hypotenuse of a right triangle whose sides have lengths 6.8 and 10 smaller part 3.8
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### Prove that the circumcenter of $\triangle PIQ$ is on the hypotenuse $AC$.

In right angled $\triangle ABC$ with $\angle B=90 ^{\circ}$, $BD$ is an altitude on $AC$. $P,Q,I$ are the incenters of $\triangle ABD,\triangle CBD$ and $\triangle ABC$ respectively. Prove that the ...
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### Find the length of the chord given that the circle's diameter and the subtended angle

A chord of a circle subtends an angle of 89 degrees at its centre. Find the length of the chord given that the circle's diameter is 11.4 cm. The problem I have here is that I can't visualise this ...
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### triangle circle inside it, heights prove exercise

Point $O$ lie inside $ABC$ triangle. Points $A1,B1,C1$ are projections of $O$ on heights led from $A,B,C$ Prove that if $AA1=BB1=CC1$ then $AA1=2r$, where $r$ is radius of circle inscribed in $ABC$ ...
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### Construction of a triangle given some special points ($O,H,I$)

I'm a newbie in this site. I tried to search if this question was already answered but I'm not sure on how to do it. The problem is: given three distincts points $O,H,I$ namely the circumcenter, the ...
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### Trisecting the sides of a triangle.

Consider the hexagon formed by the six points which trisect the sides of a triangle(two on each side). Is is true that when we connect opposite points in this hexagon, the lines intersect at a single ...
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### Find the area of the triangle under certain preconditions

With vertices $(0, 0)$, $(b, a)$, $(x, y)$, prove the area of this triangle is $\frac{|by - ax|}{2}$. We know area of a triangle = $\frac{rh}{2}$. ($r$ is the base.) Well, we have $r =$ the distance ...
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### Finding third vertexes of any triangle where 2 vertex known and all sides length known

I am working with a CAD engine in the head but i working on code only. I have a rectangular tube that need to be put at an angle. I so have the diagonal of the tube where it has to start and stop but ...
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### Triangle Area Ratio Theorem Problems?

Having a hell of a lot of issues with these problems, supposed to be on the topic of triangle area ratio theorem (ratio area of triangles = ratio of triangles' heights x ratio of triangles' bases.) ...
Suppose that there is $S$, a finite set of unit squares. So, $S$ is chosen from a larger grid of unit squares. The unit squares of $S$ are tiled with isoceles right triangles. Each of these triangles ...
### Proving that $BI$, $AE$ and $CF$ are concurrent?
Let $ABC$ be a triangle, and $BD$ be the angle bisector of $\angle B$. Let $DF$ and $DE$ be altitudes of $\triangle ADB$ and $\triangle CDB$ respectively, and $BI$ is an altitude of $\triangle ABC$. ...