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How to determine if a triangle can be drawn with the given points.

Given $3$ points $$(x_1, y_1), (x_2, y_2), (x_3, y_3),$$ how does one determine whether they are vertices of a triangle? Thanks.
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Constructing triangle using side length-median relationship

$$\begin{align} m^2_a&=\frac{2b^2+2c^2−a^2}4\\[4pt] m^2_b&=\frac{2c^2+2a^2−b^2}4\\[4pt] m^2_c&=\frac{2a^2+2b^2−c^2}4 \end{align}$$ Solving for $a$, $b$, $c$ in terms of $m^2_a$, $m^2_b$, ...
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Relationship between the altitude of an isosceles triangle and segments drawn to the lateral side from a point on the base.

Question :In an isosceles triangle, the sum of the distances from each point of the base to the lateral sides is constant. I've tried a couple of things, but it seems like this statement is not true. ...
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Relation of length of a projection of a point to a line

In the given figure, can it be said that $x \leq a + b - d$?
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Is ABC an equilateral triangle

In the figure, AD=BE=CF. Moreover, DEF is an equilateral triangle. Must ABC be equilateral?
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Determine sides of obtuse triangle

I really cannot figure this question out. Can anyone give me a hint please!? Find an integer $a$, for which $a$, $a+1$ and $a+2$ are the lengths of the sides of an obtuse triangle.
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Cut RAIT pieces from a RAIT cake

We baked a cake shaped like a RAIT (= right-angled isosceles triangle). We sprayed a large number ($N$) of raisins arbitrarily over the cake. Now we want to give each of our two children a piece that ...
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Disprove the possibility of such a triangle.

The image is not that good, but, consider the following figure to be true without actually constructing it,how can one person find a $fault$ in it. The blue colour represents perpendicular, The ...
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Find coordinates of vertex in right triangle

I have a right triangle with known points $A(x_1,y_1), B(x_2,y_2)$ and known cathetus $AC$ and $BA$. I need to find the coordinates of point $C$.
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How to find coordinates of 3rd vertex of a right angles triangle when everything else is known?

I want to locate precisely the 3rd coordinate of a right angled triangle. I have: the length of three sides The three angles The other two coordinates of the triangle The triangle can lie in any ...
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Find the area of the triangle using $\frac12\|u\| \,\|v-\operatorname{proj}_u(v)\| $

Real stuck on this and I'm sure I went wrong somewhere. Here is the question. Using points $A=(1, -1)$; $B=(2,2)$; $C=(4,0)$ find the area of the triangle. The book states that the way to find ...
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Can one deduce whether a given quantity is possible as the area of a triangle when supplied with the length of two of its sides?

Recently I have found a question like following: In triangle $ABC$, $AB=AC=2$. Which of the following could be the area of triangle $ABC$? Indicate all possible areas: [A] $0.5$ [B] $1.0$ ...
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Find the area of the triangle [closed]

Let $P=(0,1,0),\ \ Q=(-1,1,2) \ $ and $ \ R=(2,1,-1)$. The answer is $1.5$. How is this solution found?
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Self-tiling tile-sets of order 2

A rep-tile is a geometric shape that can be partitioned to smaller copies of itself. The order of a rep-tile is the number of small copies. E.g., a square is a rep-tile of order 4. The smallest ...
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Using Pascal's Triangle for Binomial Expansion.

I'm trying to answer a question using Pascal's triangle to expand binomial functions, and I know how to do it for cases such as (x+1) which is quite simple, but I'm having troubles understanding and ...
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Calculation of third vertices of a triangle given a vector that should be perpendicular to the triangle plane

I have an isosceles triangle (2 sides same length) with vertices O, A and B. OA and OB are the same length. Vertices O and A are known, with O at origin (0,0,0). A known vector V, should be ...
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How $\frac{\cos \alpha_1}{\sin \alpha}+\frac{\cos \beta_1}{\sin \beta}+\frac{\cos \gamma_1}{\sin \gamma}\leq\cot \alpha+\cot \beta+\cot \gamma$

Let are any two triangles with angles $\alpha, \beta, \gamma$ and $\alpha_1, \beta_1, \gamma_1$. How prove that $$\frac{\cos \alpha_1}{\sin \alpha} + \frac{\cos \beta_1}{\sin \beta}+ \frac{\cos ...
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Infinite Sum of Areas of Isosceles Triangles Help

Do the areas of the isosceles triangles form a geometric series? I can't figure it out! Triangle $\Delta ABC$ is formed such that $\overline{AC}$ is on the x-axis, $\overline{AB}$ is on the line ...
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Angle bisector divides the triangle into two triangles. Find the area of one of them.

In $\triangle ABC, AB = 12, AC = 10$. $I$ is incenter $∠BIC = 105 ^{\circ}$. Find area of $\triangle ABD$ where $AD$ is angle bisector. I've drawn the following figure: Now, $∠IBD + ∠ICB =75 ...
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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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Calculus, triangle ratio problem.

I have a right triangle. And a leg length, lets call it $X$, changes with time. I would like to know how hypotenuse changed with respect to time. Here is my solution: $$h^2= X^2+y^2$$ ...
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Complex numbers and geometry

There exist two different complex numbers $c_1$ and $c_2$, that together with $2+2i, 5+i$ form the vertices of two equilateral triangles. Find the product $c_1c_2$.
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How to find the third coordinate of a right triangle given 2 coordinates and lengths of each side

p2 |\ |b\ | \ A| \C | \ |c___a\ p1 B p3 If given point p1 & p2, side A & B how would you find point p3? I know given this information you ...
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Isosceles triangle's angles calculation

How can I calculate angles in an isosceles triangle? I have an isosceles triangle ($a=b=10$). Is there any general formula that can be applied to all isosceles triangle's angles without having to ...
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Calculate coordinates of 3rd point (vertex) of a scalene triangle if angles and sides are known.

I am writing a program and I need to calculate the 3rd point of a triangle if the other two points, all sides and angles are known. ...
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Triangle Congruence

I have found a problem form internet and got stucked trying to proof or disproof it. It says: Given AD=AE ,BF=FC; Proof △ABE≌△ACD Update 1 The @Matrial's solution seems very promising however ...
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finding median when all three sides are not given

Let ABC be a triangle with AB=3cm, AC=5cm. If AD is a median drawn from the vertex A to the side BC, then which one of the following is correct? a) AD is always greater than 4cm but less than 5cm b) ...
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How find the least value of the expression: $M = \cot^2 A + \cot^2 B + \cot^2 C + 2(\cot A - \cot B)(\cot B - \cot C)(\cot C - \cot A)$?

Consider all triangles $ABC$ where $A < B < C \leq \frac{\pi}{2}$. How find the least value of the expression: $M = \cot^2 A + \cot^2 B + \cot^2 C + 2(\cot A - \cot B)(\cot B - \cot C)(\cot C - ...
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What is the flaw in this proof that all triangles are isosceles?

What is the flaw in this "proof" that all triangles are isosceles? From the linked page: One well-known illustration of the logical fallacies to which Euclid's methods are vulnerable (or at least ...
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If a triangle has side lenghts $a,b,c$ where $c$ is the largest prove that its obtuse if $c^2>a^2+b^2$ and acute if $c^2<a^2+b^2$.

I was thinking about this and I cant get to a formal proof. I have a sort of mental image where you draw $a$ and $b$ perpendicular and the $c$ is too small to connect the two endpoints. So the right ...
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The amount of unit squares being covered

$L$ and $i$ are integers, $L$ is the length of edge of outermost square and $i$ is the minimum length divided from $L$. And there are cells or unit squares consisting the whole block. There is a ...
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How many unique centroids?

Possible Duplicate: How many positions for centroid of triangle? Suppose that we are given 40 points equally spaced around the perimeter of a square, so that four of them are located at the ...
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A simple geometry question

Suppose $ABC$ is any triangle and $BE$ is any line from the vertex $B$ to a point $E$ lying inside the segment $AC$. Let $D$ be any point on $BE$. I would like to verify the following: regardless of ...
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Are all triangles where “$a^2 = b^2+ c^2$”, right-angled?

For a right angle triangle, you can say that the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides. Does the converse hold, ie. can you also say that, if the square ...
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Create dynamic cities of perspective angle x

I'm creating a tilemap... I found you can create unique building sizes with perspective with six tiles using parallel projection, whose angles are always 45 degrees... this allows you to connect to ...
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Triangle Inequality on complex numbers

Problem Let $z= x + iy$, then prove that: $$|x| + |y| \le 2 ^{1/2} |z|$$ Progress I've tried to write $|z|$ as $(x^2 + y^2)^{1/2}$, and to make some algebra after this, but I'm really new at ...
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Determine if projection of 3D point onto plane is within a triangle

In 3D, given three points $P_1$, $P_2$, and $P_3$ spanning a non-degenerate triangle $T$. How to determine if the projection of a point $P$ onto the plane of $T$ lies within $T$?
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Right-Angled Isosceles Triangle covering puzzle

Consider a RAIT (right-angled isosceles triangle), from which we remove a RAIT smaller than half its area by a cut perpendicular to the hypotenuse, like this: How many RAITs are required to cover ...
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How find a triangle ABC minimizing $\frac{\sqrt{1 + 2\cos^2 A}}{\sin B} + \frac{\sqrt{1 + 2\cos^2 B}}{\sin C} + \frac{\sqrt{1 + 2\cos^2 C}}{\sin A}$?

How find in triangle $ABC$ the minimum value of : $$\frac{\sqrt{1 + 2\cos^2 A}}{\sin B} + \frac{\sqrt{1 + 2\cos^2 B}}{\sin C} + \frac{\sqrt{1 + 2\cos^2 C}}{\sin A}\text{ ?}$$
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Do two right triangles with the same long hypotenuse have the same area?

I watched computer monitors and I asked myself, do two monitors with the same display diagonal have the same display area? I managed to find out that the answer is yes, if two right triangles with ...
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Trigonometry and triangle proof

Question: Prove that in an acute angle triangle ABC: $$\tan A\tan B +\tan A \tan C + \tan B \tan C \geq 9$$ I have no idea where to even begin this question. Please help me!
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Construction of a triangle

I need to construct a triangle with given information: $c = 6$, $h = 4$ and $\alpha - \beta = 30º$. I'll put approximate result for any clarification.
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Geometry - optimal 2D mesh between X expendable points

Say you have X points on a plane. If you connect two points, you form a line. Connecting three points forms a triangle. A line cannot cross a line, and a smaller triangle cannot be created inside a ...
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Prove triangles formed by two midpoints and an altitude are congruent

Triangle ABC has altitude BH. M is the midpoint of AB, and N is the midpoint of CB. Prove triangle MBN is congruent to triangle MHN. Can we say that MN bisects BH? If so, why? If MN bisects BH (at ...
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Prove triangle made from two altitudes and midpoint is isosceles

In triangle ABC, AH and BK are altitudes. M is the midpoint of AB. Prove that triangle MHK is isosceles. All I can see is that the angles formed where the altitudes intersect are equal, and since ...
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In any triangle ABC, the expression (a + b + c) (a + b - c) (b + c - a) (c + a - b)$ is equal to

In any triangle ABC, give an equivalence to the expression $$(a + b + c) (a + b - c) (b + c - a) (c + a - b)$$ Can somebody help me? Note that ...
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A geometric inequality, proving $8r+2R\le AM_1+BM_2+CM_3\le 6R$

Here, $AM_1$ is the angle bisector of $\angle A$ extended to the circumcircle and so on. $R$ is the circumradius and $r$ is the inradius, respectively. I have to prove that: $$8r+2R\le ...
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Properties of Triangle - Trigo Problem : In $\triangle $ABC prove that $a\cos(C+\theta) +c\cos(A-\theta) = b\cos\theta$

Problem : In $\triangle $ABC prove that $a\cos(C+\theta) +\cos(A-\theta) = b\cos\theta$ My approach : Using $\cos(A+B) =\cos A\cos B -\sin A\sin B and \cos(A-B) = \cos A\cos B +\sin A\sin B$, we ...
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Barycentric coordinates of a triangle

I have to do what described in the picture below. Any ideas on how to do this?