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May
22
comment Finding the positions of 2 points in a simple 2D geometric configuration
@SDV Increase the angle at C, then E and F move farther apart. Thus, EF should be a strictly increasing function of the angle, and I would take "EF=L" as indication that this length is given.
May
20
answered Why are polyhedra related to the prime numbers 2, 3 and 5, but not to the prime number 7?
May
20
comment Limits Problem worked 2 ways gives 2 different answers
You divide something that is supposedly 2 by $x$. $x\to\infty$. Two divided by something going to infinity approaches $0$. $0$ is the result you get. Why are you surprised? ;-)
Mar
5
revised Find $z$ of a point in a plane in 3D space
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Mar
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comment Find $z$ of a point in a plane in 3D space
I know, I saw your age in your profile. :) Have you seen systems of linear equations before? I would have added some more wikipedia links, they may not be helpful beyond the the introduction before the table of contents (e.g. Coplanarity. Some things that come up when googling "vectors introduction" look more helpful.
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5
answered Find $z$ of a point in a plane in 3D space
Mar
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comment Find $z$ of a point in a plane in 3D space
Imagine $a=b=c=0$ and $d=1$. Then your four points form a (non-regular) tetrahedron and there may be many or no points inside it with given x and y. Also, even if $A,B,C,D$ form a quadrilateral in space (that is, they all lie on the same plane), I do not think they will form a square unless $a=b=c=d$.
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revised Find $z$ of a point in a plane in 3D space
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Mar
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comment Find $z$ of a point in a plane in 3D space
(1) Is your problem only the z coordinate or also whether the point is side the shape? (2) Can you be sure the four given points are in the same plane? (3) Are you familiar with vectors?
Feb
21
answered How do I complete this identity?
Feb
18
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Feb
18
revised Car chase trajectory and time
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Feb
18
comment Car chase trajectory and time
The 2D case works like 2 1D cases, except that you do not know Car1's speed in x-direction or Car1's speed in y-direction, only a combination of both, which gives you a system of 2 equations to transform and insert into a third one, ultimately solving a quadratic equation, no matter whether you derive them from a vector-based approach, coordinates, or else. Again, what did you try?
Feb
18
comment Car chase trajectory and time
Did you try to use vectors? Also, "angle of 60" relative to what? The line connecting Car1 and Car2? The x-axis?
Feb
18
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Feb
18
comment Geometric construction of 2 soap bubbles meeting
Do I understand this correctly that you take "meet at angles of 120°" as given? Or do you want to derive this fact after the construction of the dividing wall as asked in the question?
Feb
18
answered Geometric construction of 2 soap bubbles meeting