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Triangle problem about a point

Question: If D is a point on the side AB of ABC, find a point X on BC such that the triangles XAD and CAX are equal in area. My attempt: I don't actually know how do I solve this problem. I ...
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Geometry and triangles problem

Question: If D be the mid-point of AB and if the internal bisectors of $\angle ADC$ and $\angle BDC$ meet $AC$ and $BC$ at H and I respectively. Prove that $HI \parallel AB$ My attempt: It is ...
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How to find the number of right angled triangles with integer sides and inradius 2009 ..

Problem : How to find the number of right angled triangles with integer sides and inradius 2009 Please help on this as I am not getting any clue how to proceed this problem. I know that ...
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Locus of a point $P$ inside $\triangle ABC$

$P$ is a point inside $\triangle ABC$. $X$, $Y$ and $Z$ are feet of perpendiculars from $P$ on $BC$, $CA$ and $AB$ respectively. Find the locus of $P$ if $XY=XZ$ and $A \equiv (4,3)$, $B \equiv ...
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Trigonometry : Find the length of side

Can someone tell me how to calculate the length 'd' from the below figure? It is from Lecture 06 - Optical flow : ...
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A right triangle's incenter problem by pure geometry..

$ABC$ is a right triangle such that $\angle B= 90^{\circ}$ and $BD$ is the altitude to $AC$. Given that: $I$ is the incenter of $\triangle ABC$, $I_1$ is the incenter of $\triangle ABD$ and $I_2$ ...
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Intersection of a median of a triangle with another line segment

In triangle ABC, M is the midpoint of |BC| and D is the interior point of |AB|. Point E is the intersection of the sides |AM| and |CD|. Prove that if |AD| = |DE|, then |AB| = |CE|. I know that this ...
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How can I find Triangle base length?

How can I find base length of the triangle in attached picture? Can I use mid-segment theorem to find the base? Thanks in advance
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Properties of triangles in non-Euclidean geometries

As we all know, the angles in all triangles in Euclidean geometry must add up to $180^\circ$. As some of us may know, this is not true in non-Euclidean geometries; for example, on the surface of a ...
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Choosing the angle in rectangular coordinates

Find all possible polar coordinates for the point P that has rectangular coordinates ( -2,2 (3)^(1/2) ). At the end, the equation satisfied by which angle ? How to know it ? The cos angle or the sin ...
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Find the plane a triangle lies on

I am trying to determine if the plane on which two triangles lie intersects for a collision-detection implementation. Unfortunately, I'm stuck at step one, which is finding the plane on which a ...
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How can I calculate angles between objects at the sky?

There is a polar coordinate system which represents the sky from an observer. The elevation angle is 0 to 90 degrees which corresponds to horizon to zenith. The azimuth angle is 0 degrees (north) ...
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Finding the length of the side of the equilateral triangle

Here, ABCD is a rectangle, and BC = 3 cm. An Equilateral triangle XYZ is inscribed inside the rectangle as shown in the figure where YE = 2 cm. YE is perpendicular to DC. Calculate the length of the ...
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Calculate point P(x,y) in a circle given a radius and angle degree

I'm doing a program in Java to draw a PieChart based on given value as link below. data for piechart Given that the diameter, radius, angle degree, center point (150,150) and First Point A (150,0) ...
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Dealing with negative areas— coordinate geometry

Question: Find the area of a quadrilateral in the Cartesian plane, whose vertices are (-4, 5), (0, 7), (5, -5) and (-4, -2) My solution: [I meant to draw ...
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Given the area and perimeter of a triangle, find its coordinates

How can we find the coordinates of a triangle, given its area and perimeter? (We can find any triangle that satisfies the given area and perimeter) I tried to find the lengths of the sides of the ...
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Find the sum of the lengths of line segments $BD$ and $CE$

sorry for the drawing. From a point $D$ on side $AB$, a line $DE$ is drawn through a point $E$ on side $AC$ such that angle $AED$ is equal to angle $ABC$. If the perimeter of the triangle $ADE$ is ...
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If $|\alpha|\leq 1$ and $|\beta|\leq 1$, prove that $|\alpha+\beta|\leq |1+\overline{\alpha}\beta|$

Note $\alpha$ and $\beta$ are complex numbers and $\overline{\alpha}$ is the conjugate of $\alpha$. I've tried using variations of the triangle inequality and I couldn't find anything to work.
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Proof of a certain lemma in geometry

In the following article: http://yufeizhao.com/olympiad/geolemmas.pdf in the proof of the fact about the diameter of the incircle on page 2, the author claims that the proof that $BD = CF$ follows ...
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Can the $9$ point circle be generalized to $n$-gons of $n\gt3$?

All triangles have concyclic vertices and have a $9$ point circle which intersects the triangle's feet and the midpoints of its sides (as well as $3$ other significant points). Is this special for ...
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Find the Angle BAC

AB,AC,BC and h are known and its a isosceles triangle how to find angle BAC?
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Value of the angle in isosceles triangle.

I try to find a way to calculate value of one of the isosceles triangle angles when I have given values of its height h = 200 and base ...
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Triangles, flagpoles and heights, oh my!

Here is a math question i got from school: On a horizontal plane, there are two flagpoles. One is 20m, and the other is 10m. There is a wire connected from the top of each flagpole, to the bottom of ...
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Is any property of orthocenter related in this question?

While practicing mathematics Olympiad questions , i got the below given question . Though the solution is given , I am not able to bypass certain steps ... Can anyone please explain me why angle KPA ...
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CD is height of right-angled triangle ABC, M and N are midpoints of CD and BD: prove AM⊥CN

I was having some troubles proving this: CD is the height that corresponds to the hypotenuse of right-angled triangle ABC. If M and N are midpoints of CD and BD, prove that AM is perpendicular to CN. ...
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Distance over Time and the Pythagorean Theroem

I know the Pythagorean thereom for the last part. I am not $100\%$ sure with the other parts. Here is the problem: Marty and Rediat got in a fight. They walked away from each other on seperate paths ...
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Issue with a right-angled triangle

The area of the right angle triangle is $18\text{ cm}^2$ and the ratio of its legs is $2:3$. What is the length of the hypotenuse? I assumed the lengths of two sides to be $2x$ and $3x$. I used ...
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Which of the following are the correct angle measures for angles 1 and 2 in the triangle shown below?

http://www.explorelearning.com/ELContent/gizmos/ELMath_Deliverable/ExplorationGuides/Geometry/images/EL_GEO_TriSum6.gif A. mangle1 = 43°, mangle2 = 137° B. mangle1 = 137°, mangle2 = 43° C. mangle1 ...
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Given a particular triangle that has been constructed, I want to prove that one of the angles must be $> 45$ degrees. [duplicate]

Suppose you are given an acute triangle $XYZ$ with the following properties: At $\angle XZY$, the $\angle$ bisector is drawn and extended all the way to $XY$. Lets call the point where it intersects ...
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Two triangles with two equal sides and equal area will have the third size also equal?

Consider two triangles $\triangle abc$ and $\triangle def$ such that $ab=de$ and $ac=df$.Also area of $\triangle abc$ is equal to area of $\triangle def$.Now draw $cm$ perpendicular to $ab$ and $fn$ ...
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Calculating the perimeter of triangle inside of a circle

In triangle $DCB$, $BC = 10$ and is also the diameter. If the area of triangle $DCB = 11$, then determine the perimeter of the triangle. I am a little stuck on this problem. I tried using the sine ...
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Triangle in Triangle

I have the lengths of three sides of an acute triangle ABC as shown below. Assume a point P on the side AB such that, if Q is the projection of P onto BC, R is the projection of Q onto CA, P becomes ...
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Will two triangles with two equal sides and equal area have same altitude

Consider two triangles ABC and DEF.AB=DE and AC=DF .Also area of triangle ABC is equal to the area of triangle DEF.If we draw an altitude (to one of the equal sides) in both triangles, is it(altitude) ...
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What is the measurement of side KL in a scalene triangle

Given: $\triangle FGH\cong \triangle JKL$ What is the measure of side 2 on triangle 2? Here is what I have. Triangle 1: Side 1: Unknown Side 2: Unknown Side 3: 12 Triangle 2: Side 1: Unknown ...
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Perimeter Of A Simple Triangle

Here in $ \triangle ABC$ $ AC=4 , DE= EF =1, \angle ABC=90^{\circ} $. The perimeter of the triangle $ \triangle ABC$ can be written as $ \sqrt {m } + n $ where $m$ and $n$ are non-negative ...
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Finding functions in Inscribed Triangle

If we have a circle of radius $R$ around center $O$ and its inscribed triangle $XYZ$ that is acute as well as scalene. $XY$ is the longest side. $XA,YB, ZC$ are the altitudes of the triangle $XYZ$. ...
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Meaning of “circumference”

I am French and I have to solve a math problem written in English. The wording is the following : " In triangle ABC, the angle bisector of angle A intersects line BC at D and the circumference of ...
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I need help with this geometry question.

Let $ABC$ be a triangle with $AB=AC$. If $D$ is the midpoint of $BC$, $E$ is the foot of the perpendicular drawn from $D$ to $AC$ and $F$ the mid-point of $DE$, prove that $AF$ is perpendicular to ...
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Side Section Lengths in a Right Triangle

Right triangle ABC has its right angle at C. Let M and N be the midpoints of AC and BC, respectively, with AN=19 and BM=22. What is AB?
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Area of a triangle inside a larger triangle

It's been a while since I've done any geometry so I'm a bit confused by this question. We have a triangle $\triangle PQR$ whose total area is $90 \mathrm{cm}^2$. Another triangle $\triangle PTU$ is ...
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Finding Orthocenter in Coordinate Geometry

If a triangle is formed by the equations \begin{gather}2x+3y-1=0\\ ~~x+2y-1=0\\ ax+by-1=0\end{gather} and has its orthocentre at origin, then what are the values of $a$ and $b$? (Please also tell me ...
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Finding an angle between side and a segment from specified point inside an equilateral triangle

Here is the question: $\overset{\Delta}{ABC}$ is an equilateral triangle. D is a point inside triangle. $m(\widehat{BAD})=12^\circ$ $m(\widehat{DBA})=6^\circ$ $m(\widehat{ACD})=x=?$ I managed to ...
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For planar triangulation, equivalence between 4-connectedness and non existence of separating triangle.

I want to prove the following equivalence: "A planar triangulation is 4-connected if and only if it has no separating triangle." My attempts so far: $\Rightarrow$: If there is a separating ...
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In the triangle ABC, D and E are points of trisection of segment AB; F is the midpoint of segment AC. What is the ratio: MN/BF

This is a euclidean geometry problem. No angles measures are given. There are no right angles given. DE/AB = 1/3; AF = FC. I have tried countless extensions and constructions betond what is shown to ...
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Usage of law of sines

The vertex angle of an isosceles triangle is 35 degrees. The length of the base is 10 centimeters. How many centimeters are in the perimeter? I understand the problem as there are two sides with ...
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Trigonometry (non right angled triangles)

The height of a vertical tower is to be found by a surveyor. The angle of elevation of the top of the tower from a point on the horizontal ground some distance away is measured as 28.7 degrees. From ...
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Can an equilateral triangle be an isosceles triangle, too?

I've looked in a math book that an isosceles triangle has at least two congruent sides. I also know that the words "at least" mean this symbol: $\ge$, which means "is greater than or equal to" or "is ...
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Beautiful triangle problem

Circle, inscribed in $ABC$, touches $BC, CA, AB$ in points $A', B', C'$. $AA' BB', CC'$ intersect at $G$. Circumcircle of $GA'B'$ crosses the second time lines $AC$ and $BC$ at $C_A$ and $C_B$. Points ...
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How is the hypotenuse the longest side of any right triangle?

I see that the hypotenuse of a right triangle is opposite the right angle, but how is it always the longest side? I also know that it connects to endpoints of other sides. Please help me out with ...
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Inequality of area of two triangles

Let $ABC$ be a triangle with sides $a,b,c$ and $A_1B_1C_1$ be another triangle with sides $a+\frac{b}2$, $b+\frac{c}2$, $c+\frac{a}2$. Prove that: $$\frac94[ABC]\le[A_1B_1C_1]$$ I tried using ...