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Ellipses (Posted on 2004-05-17) Difficulty: 5 of 5
What is the area of the smallest ellipse that can be circumscribed around a 3-4-5 triangle?

What is the area of the largest ellipse that can be inscribed in a 3-4-5 triangle?

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re(2): Part 1 | Comment 5 of 12 |
(In reply to re: Part 1 by np_rt)

I normally juggle balls, not numbers. there are a few assumptions which i don't believe i can prove with my limited knowledge of maths.

However i do know that all three point of a right angle triangle sit on the circumference of a circle where the hypotenuse is equal to the circles diameter.

  Posted by Juggler on 2004-05-18 00:33:06

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