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

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Question re: General Solution | Comment 7 of 12 |
(In reply to General Solution by Brian Smith)

Very interesting, and not that I disagree with it, but:

Given: that the minimized ellipse (a circle) in the transformed space is the answer in that space.

What guarantees that the corresponding ellipse in the inverted transformation (in the original space) satisfies the requirements of the problem?

  Posted by ThoughtProvoker on 2004-05-18 14:23:30

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