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Why are the medians of a triangle concurrent? In absolute geometry

This fact holds true in absolute geometry, and I would like to see an elementary synthetic proof not using the classification of absolute planes (Euclidean and hyperbolic planes) and specific models. ...
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Do two new special points in any triangle exist?

There are some special points in any triangle, as Fermat point, symmedian point, incenter, Morley center, et cetera. Let $P$ be a point on the plane, $PA$, $PB$, $PC$ meet $BC$, $CA$, $AB$ at $...
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Triangle Center from Weighted Perfect Matchings

let $\Delta$ be the triangle whose corners $A$, $B$, $C$ points in general position in Euclidean plane and, let $D$ be a fourth point inside $\Delta$. Question: what is known about the ...
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Yiu's equilateral triangle-triplet points

In more than 2300 years since Euclid's Elements appear, there were only two equilateral triangles become famous: The Morely equilateral triangle and the Napoleon equilateral triangle. In more than ...
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Cutting a square into an infinite number of triangles constrained by two rules

Can a square be cut into an infinite number of triangles so that a) all of them are non-similar and b) only a finite number of them can have a common vertex?
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Efficient Algorithm for finding area of triangle

Suppose a segment is divided into $n$ smaller segments, with each segment length determined by a breaking point chosen randomly and independently. Now take the lengths and divide them into triplets. ...
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Expected Area of Randomly Made Triangle [closed]

Say we have a piece of length one, and then we draw twice from a bin of sticks in which there are an infinite amount of sticks with lengths evenly distributed on $[0,1]$. In cases where a triangle can ...
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What is a geometric construction corresponding to elliptic curve addition for Sharygin-isosceles triangles?

NB: this is a cross-posting from from MSE after two months with no progress (despite a bounty). It's totally elementary but I think it's cute. Consider the elliptic curve defined by the cubic: $$ a^...
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Lipschitz constant for map between triangles

Let $T_1$ and $T_2$ be any two euclidean triangles with labeled sides. The sides are labeled respectively $e_1^1,e_2^1,e_3^1$ and $e_1^2,e_2^2,e_3^2$. Call $A:T_1\rightarrow T_2$ the affine map which ...
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Problem on triangles

Let $T\subset \mathbb{R}^2$ be any triangle and $T^t$ a deformation of $T$. Call $l_1,l_2,l_3$ the squares of the lengths of the sides of $T$ and $l_1^t,l_2^t,l_3^t$ the squares of the lengths of the ...
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Inequality from a point in plane to a triangle OR Inequality on a quadrilateral

If points $A$, $B$, $C$ form a triangle in euclidean space and $D$ is another point in the plane of the triangle, the problem is to show that : $\frac{AB}{DA + DB} + \frac{BC}{DB + DC} \ge \frac{AC}{...
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How often can subsets of a universe intersect exactly once?

My question is inspired by the following observation: Claim: It is not possible to choose $n$ subsets of the universe $[n]$, each of size $\Omega(n)$, such that for each subset $S$ and each element $...
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Show that the Minkowski sum of two triangles in 3D is the union of Minkowski sums of each triangle along the other's edges?

I'd like to show (or disprove) the claim that the Minkowski sum of two triangles with vertices in $\mathbb{R}^3$, $A+B$, is equal to the union of the unions of the Minkowski sums of $A$ along all ...
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Generalization of Stewart's theorem?

I'm curious about the generalization of Stewart's theorem to more dimensions. MathWorld mentions that there is a generalization done by Bottema, but I could not find much information on it. All I ...
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Triangle centers from curve shortening

The curve-shortening flow transforms curves in the plane by moving each point perpendicularly to the curve at a speed proportional to the curvature at that point. It is usually defined for smooth ...
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Maximum height of intersection of triangles

I'd like some advice regarding the following question, which I have been struggling with for long time. Let's call the shaded region in the below $S_3$. It is the union of three congruent isosceles ...
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Maximum possible number of similar three-colored triangles

I want to maximize the number of similar triangles with vertices from three fixed sets, one vertex from each set. For example, if you fix two points $X$, $Y$ (i.e. two sets with only one member), then ...
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Intersecting Sets of Pythagorean Triples with Common Hypotenuses

For any $r\in\mathbb{N}$, let $A_r$ denote the set of all natural numbers that are potentially a side of a Pythagorean triple with hypotenuse $r$. Given any $N\in\mathbb{N}$, does there exist $r,s$ ...
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About the 'minimum triangle' which includes a convex bounded closed set

Question : Is the following true? "Letting $K$ be a convex bounded closed set on a plane, then there exists a triangle $M$, which includes $K$, such that $|M|\le 2|K|$. Here, $|M|,|K|$ is the area of ...
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Relationship between triangle free graphs and their minimum degree

Let $T$ be a triangle-free graph on $n$ vertices with minimum degree $\delta$ (which can be $0$). How does one show that $n >2\delta -1$? It seems to be true for bipartite graphs, but I cannot see ...
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What is the best *general triangle*?

During courses on geometry it is sometimes necessary to draw a triangle on the blackboard that can easily be recognized as a general triangle. It must not be rectangular and must not have two or more ...
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Are there Heronian triangles that can be decomposed into three smaller ones?

Is there anything known about the existence of Heronian triangles ABC (i.e. with rational side lengths and rational area) that can be decomposed into three Heronian triangles ABD, BCD, CAD? ...
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Series for envelope of triangle area bisectors

The lines which bisect the area of a triangle form an envelope as shown in this picture It is not difficult to show that the ratio of the area of the red deltoid to the area of the triangle is $$\...
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Triangles with Congruent Corresponding Sides that Cannot fold into a Tetrahedron

I've been trying to find, without much success, 4 triangles whose corresponding sides are congruent that cannot be folded into a tetrahedron. Anyone has any clue how to approach this problem?
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Impossible Heronian Triangles (Ratio of 2 Sides)

There is no Heronian triangle (or simply consider triangles on an integer lattice which also have integer side lengths) for which one side is half the length of another side. What other "side-side ...
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4-regular graphs with every edge in a triangle

I am interested in regular graphs in which every edge lies in a triangle. For 3-regular graphs, only the complete graph $K_4$ has this property, so there's not much to see here. For 4-regular graphs,...
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Triangles, squares, and discontinuous complex functions

Is there some onto function $f:$ $\mathbb{C}$ $\rightarrow$ $\mathbb{C}$ such that for each triangle $T$ (with its interior), $f(T)$ is a square (with interior, too) ? I would have the same question ...
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Routh's theorem in three dimensions

The most well known case of Routh's triangle theorem is: If the sides BC, CA,and AB are trisected at the points D, E, and F, respectively, then the area of the inside triangle formed by AD, BE, ...
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Malfatti Circles - Limiting point

"Three circles packed inside a triangle such that each is tangent to the other two and to two sides of the triangle are known as Malfatti circles" (for a brief historical account on this topic, see ...
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find the collision of a particle with a swept triangle.

Given there is triangle: V in 3D space that transforms over time t -> t1 to V1, and a static point P is somewhere in 3d space, how can I determine if P ever collides with V, and if so at what value of ...
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How to compute the average distance till intersection within a triangle in $\mathbb{R}^2$?

You are given 3 points in $\mathbb{R}^2$; $A$, $B$, $C$ forming a triangle with area > 0. You pick an arbitrary point inside $ABC$ and an arbitrary direction. After some distance $d$, you will ...
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Egalitarian measures

A question I got asked I while ago: If $T$ is a triangle in $\mathbb R^2$, is there a function $f:T\to\mathbb R$ such that the integral of $f$ over each straight segment connecting two points in the ...
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Side-Angle-Side Congruence and the Parallel Postulate

Is there a link between the side-angle-side congruence of triangles and the parallel postulate? Specifically, does it follow from Euclid's first four axioms alone? In fact, does it even follow from ...
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How to find the Fermat Point using the construction of the tangent to ellipse?

Be done the triangle ABC, it is known the method to finding the point Q that minimises the sum QA+QB+QC among all points Q in the plane (The Fermat point). I want a hint for solving this problem using ...
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Characterizing triangles unembeddedly

The mathedu mailing list has a recent longish thread at http://www.nabble.com/Why-do-we-do-proofs--to25809591.html which discussed among other things whether we should teach triangles as labeled or ...