Triangle ABC has altitudes h1, h2 and h3. The radius of the
inscribed circle is r, while the radii of the escribed circles are
r1, r2 and r3 respectively. Prove: 1/r = 1/h1 + 1/h2 + 1/h3 = 1/r1
+. . . .
Cut off three right angled isosceles triangles to produce a
pentagon. With two lines, cut the pentagon into three parts which
can be rearranged into another square.
Can you work out the fraction of the original triangle that is
covered by the inner triangle?
The sides of a triangle are 25, 39 and 40 units of length. Find the diameter of the circumscribed circle.
A point P is selected anywhere inside an equilateral triangle. What
can you say about the sum of the perpendicular distances from P to
the sides of the triangle? Can you prove your conjecture?
If I tell you two sides of a right-angled triangle, you can easily work out the third. But what if the angle between the two sides is not a right angle?
Construct a line parallel to one side of a triangle so that the
triangle is divided into two equal areas.
The largest square which fits into a circle is ABCD and EFGH is a square with G and H on the line CD and E and F on the circumference of the circle. Show that AB = 5EF.
Similarly the largest. . . .
Find the missing angle between the two secants to the circle when
the two angles at the centre subtended by the arcs created by the
intersections of the secants and the circle are 50 and 120 degrees.
Prove that the internal angle bisectors of a triangle will never be
perpendicular to each other.