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Side of a triangle

In the figure, $AB=10\sqrt2$, $AC=11\sqrt2$ and $BC=12\sqrt2$.$DE$ and $BC$ are parallel and divides the triangle into two parts with equal area. What is the length of the line DE? ...
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Determine the unknown angle

For this question I'm a bit confused and don't know where to start by solving it, any guidance is appreciated.
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Determine the unknown side lengths

Rounded to nearest tenth solving for $y$: tan = opposite / adjacent 12tan(53°) = 15.9 cm solving for $z$: cos = adjacent / hypotenuse 12cos(53°) = 9.6 cm Am I correct? Also, the thing that ...
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Finding 3rd Point of Isosceles Triangle

Im trying to find a way to calculate the position of the one of the base points of an isocicles triangle if I know the positions of the other two points, the angle measures, and the side lengths. It ...
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Prove the triangle is equilateral given that a quadrilateral related to its circumcircle is a kite

Let $\triangle ABC$ be a triangle. Let $Γ$ be its circumcircle, and let $I$ be it’s incenter. Let the internal angle bisectors of $∠A,∠B,∠C$ meet $Γ$ in $A',B',C'$ respectively. Let $B'C'$ intersect ...
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A triangular piece of land has one side measuring 2ft.

A triangular piece of land has one side measuring 2ft. The land is to be divided into 2 equal areas by a dividing line parallel to the given side. What is the length of the dividing line? so far ...
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At what angle does the stone have to be hit? [duplicate]

What I have so far: 11 inches = 0.916667 feet Let a represent θ tan a = 0.916667 / 87 = 0.010536402 tan^-1(0.010536402) = 0.6036... rounded to 0.6 degrees. Is this correct?
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What is the value of x in this diagram?

So I'm pretty familiar with SOH-CAH-TOA but this question in particular looks a bit different and I'm not sure how to go about it. Thanks in advance!
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How many triangles with ∠ABC = 90° and AB= 20 exist such that all sides have integer lengths? (A) 1 (B) 2 (C) 3 (D) 4 (E) 6

How many triangles with $\angle ABC = 90°$ and $\overline{AB}= 20$ exist such that all sides have integer lengths? $(A)\; 1 ,\;\;(B) \;2 ,\;\;(C)\; 3 ,\;\;(D)\; 4 ,\;\;(E)\; 6$ I know the answer ...
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How do I calculate the distance from point A from point B?

I've got this drawing of a circle, and I'd like to know how I can calculate the distance between point A to point B in a straight line. I already have: Radius: 100 Arc length: 78.5 ...
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Is this a valid proof that the sum of the angles in a triangle is $180^\circ$?

I think I accidentally found a proof of the famous theorem that the sum of the angles of a triangle add up to $180 ^\circ$, but am not sure if it is correct. Here it is: It can be proved that the ...
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What are the unknown angles in the diagram below?

So I used the Pythagorean theorem to find the missing leg first. $$a^2 + b^2 = c^2$$ $$a^2 + 6^2 = 10^2$$ $$a^2 + 36 = 100$$ $$100 - 36 = 64$$ $$\sqrt{64} = 8$$ Now I'm just lost from here. It ...
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Find the ratio of the radii

Euclid Contest April 2015 Problem 8B I cannot type it as it has a diagram along with it, which might mess up my interpretation. This was a tough problem, I cannot solve it completely. HINTS ...
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Given coordinates find triangle and circle intersections

For example we have a circle and triangle. We need to check if at given $(m, n)$ coordinate triangle is intersecting with circle (area). Circle center is fixed at $(100, 100)$ with radius $R = 50$. ...
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Prove that the triangles $ABC$ and $AB^{'}C^{'}$ have the same incentre.

The question is as follows if $ABC$ is a triangle, with $AD$ as the internal angle bisector of $\angle A$ with $D$ at $BC$ and $B^{'}, C^{'}$ are reflection of points $B$ and $C$ in $AD$. Show that ...
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Reflection through bisector of angle $\angle A$

Let ABC be a triangle. Let B' and C' denote respectively the reflection of B and C in the internal angle bisector of $\angle A$, Show that the triangle ABC and AB'C' have the same in centre? What ...
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How to Prove Triangle Centers in Tetrahedra

How would you prove the existence of triangle centers in tetrahedra, for example, the incenter, circumcenter, or centroid?
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How to find triangle height if I know its area and angles

For example, there is a triangle $ABC$ with angles $\alpha = 45^\circ, \beta = 120 ^\circ, \gamma = 15^\circ$. $\text{Area } S = 15$. How to find all three heights of the triangle?
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Find the angle of depression given the following two right triangle?

A person in a control tower is looking at an airplane that is 78 yards away from the base of the tower on the runaway. If the person is 27 yards in the air, find the angle of depression from the tower ...
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Area of a Triangle Inside a Circle?

I have a circle of radius $r$ and a triangle inside that circle. Specifically, if you have the triangle $\triangle ABC$ inside a circle with only the one side $AB$ and an angle $\angle \text{B}$ ...
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Do the properties of a pedal triangle hold good when the triangle on which the pedal triangle is constructed, an obtuse an triangle?

For Example, Can we assume that the incentre of a pedal triangle is the orthocentre of the triangle on which the pedal triangle is constructed in all cases?
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Calculating the area of a triangle assuming you don't know Heron's formula

I was wondering - let's say you know the lengths of the sides of a triangle and you want to calculate its area. This could be performed very easily if you know Heron's formula but... What if you ...
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Can the Pythagoras theorem be applied to other polygons apart from squares in relation to right angular triangles?

Is the sum of area of any regular polygon made in the two sides of a right angular triangle equal to the area of the same polygon made at the hypotenuse? If so how to prove it? The area was equal to ...
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Finding the third vertex of a isosceles triangle given the vertices of the base and knowing that the medians are perpendicular

Full problem: The points A(0, c) and B(c, 0) are the vetrices of the base of an isosceles triangle. In addition, the medians AD and BE are perpendicular to each other. What are the coordinates of the ...
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Minimum Value in a traingle

In any triangle, what is minimum possible value of $\frac{r_1 r_2 r_3}{r^3}$? I reduced its value to $ (s^4)/(Area^2) $, But I don't know how to proceed now? Where $ r_1 r_2 r_3 $ are exradii, r is ...
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Proof for Pappus's Centroid Theorem with basic geometry?

How to prove Pappus's Centroid theorem about volume for a triangle rotated around an external axe? The theorem says that the volume V of a solid of revolution generated by rotating a plane figure F ...
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How to solve this inequality involving trig functions: $\frac{\sin B + \sin C}{2}\leq \sin\left(\frac{B+C}{2}\right)$?

Source - Larsen 1.3.12 Problem: Prove using $y=\sin(x)$ graph, for $A,B,C$ as angles of triangle, that: $$\frac{\sin B + \sin C}{2}\leq \sin\left(\frac{B+C}{2}\right)$$ Attempt: (without ...
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Finding the angles of $\triangle ABC$

In a $\triangle ABC$, from vertex $C$, the median to $AB$, the angle bisector of $\angle BCA$ and the perpendicular to $AB$ divides angle $\angle BCA$ into four equal parts. The task is to compute ...
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Triangle Formula for alternative Points

With this formula I tried to calculate the third point in a triangle: http://math.stackexchange.com/a/1553606/126977 I know the length between the two point points and the angles at this corners: ...
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How to find a point in a Right Triangle given 2 known points, all sides, all interior angles

This triangle is not parallel or vertical, it's in a 2d plane. Distance formula gave me very troubling results, looking to use SOH CAH TOA, particularly a simple method and not a complex method of ...
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Proof involving Ramsey numbers

$S$ is a set of R(m,m;3) points in the plane in which no 3 points are collinear. I am trying to prove that $S$ contains $m$ points that form a convex $m$-gon. I have tried using similar logic to the ...
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centroid of a cone in comparison to the centroid of a triangle

If one has a triangle, the centroid is located 1/3 of its height from its longest edge, see: [triangle centroid][1], however for a cone it is instead located a ...
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Calculate Third Point of Triangle

I'm trying to calculate the third point of a triangle: I know two points, (2,3) and (5,2) and the angles at this sides, both of ...
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How do I get a point from two points using a right triangle?

In the image the triangle is made up of 3 points, 2 of which are found, the third one is missing, not sure how to get this last point. [Need an Equation]
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Hexagon tesselations

A configuration is made of congruent regular hexagons,where each hexagon shares a side with another hexagon. What is the largest integer $k$, such that the figure cannot have $k$ vertices ? For ...
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Help solving this GCSE question on angles/parallel lines/isoscelesh

Problem: $ABC$ is an isosceles triangle with angle $\angle ABC=52^\circ$. $XY$ is parallel to $BC$. Work out the size of angle $\angle BAC$. Hi I need help solving this GCSE question under the ...
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Calculate the coordinates of the point P, knowing that A=(2,0) and OA=AB.

I have the following problem. In the figure, the circumference is tangent to the Y-axis in the point P, the point A has coordinates (2,0) and OA=AB. I am asked to calculate the coordinates of the ...
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Find the Coordinates of a Unkown Point of a Triangle

The situation is as follows: I am creating a game in this game I have a line($A$ to $B$) and a mouse position $C$. Now I want to calculate point $D$ on line $A$$B$. I know the coordinates of: $A$, ...
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Prove that $\angle FGH = \angle GDJ$

Let $FGH$ be a triangle with circumcircle $A$ and incircle $B$, the latter with touchpoint $J$ in side $GH$. Let $C$ be a circle tangent to sides $FG$ and $FH$ and to $A$, and let $D$ be the point ...
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How to find the length of the line segment of this following triangle?

Given: right triangle ABC with C as a right angle. Line DE is formed, such that ED is perpendicular to AB. D at AB and E at CB. If AC=AD= 8 cm and CE=DE, what is the length of BE? My ...
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formula for calculating any angle of an isosceles triangle

This might be an easy question to ask, but for some reason I can not find the right formula to calculate one (does not matter which one) angle (red) of an isosceles triangle (green). Here is an ...
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Using similar triangles, find l?

I am attempting to render some 3D shapes and am having trouble with some of the math. I'm hoping someone can help me out here. Given two arbitrary points in space, P and C, I need to find l. I have L ...
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Proving triangle inequality using complete-linkage between clusters and arbitrary dissimilarity measure

Assuming a dissimilarity measure d satisfies the usual properties, I need to prove that complete linkage ( i.e. d(A,B)=maxx∈A,y∈B{d(x,y)} ) either satisfies or does not satisfy the triangle inequality ...
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Find a spherical triangle with angle sum $5π/3$

Find a spherical triangle with angle sum $5π/3$ I am unsure how to answer this question and would like to be shown how I go about answering?
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How to prove one angle is not 60 degree

So I have a right angled triangle as shown in the image What I have to prove is that the angle C is not 60 degrees. I am not sure if I have to use Pythagoras theorem or something else. P.S Please ...
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Find the Radical Axis of the Circumcircle of Triangle ABC and its Nine Point Circle

Given a triangle ABC, find the radical axis of its circumcircle and its nine point circle.
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sum of distances in acute-angled triangle

To each point in the sides and the interior of an acute-angle triangle, what is the maximum sum of the distance of these points to the 3 sides of the triangle? a) the arithmetic mean of the 3 heights ...
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New angle formed after rotating pipe

I am having a bit of an issue with a problem (home maintenance) and would need to figure out a new angle formed after rotating a pipe. I will try to be as descriptive as possible: This diagram ...
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Find the relationship between the sides of a triangle and the diameter of the circumscribed circle. [duplicate]

Find the relationship between the sides of a triangle and the diameter of the circumscribed circle. I tried to solve this question. But, I didn't get any solution