Let a, b, and c be the lengths of sides BC,
CA, and AB respectively. Let s be the
semiperimeter (a+b+c)/2. Let O be the
circumcircle of triangle ABC and R the
Let point D be a point on side BC such that
|AC|+|CD| = |AB|+|BD| = s. Let M be the
midpoint of line segment AD. Let N be the
circle with center M and radius s/2.
Triangle ABC lies inside circle N since
|AM| = |DM| = |AD|/2 < (|AB|+|BD|)/2 = s/2
and points B and C lie on an elipse with
center M and major axis s/2.
If more than 180 degrees of arc of circle O
lies outside of circle N, then angle A would
be greater than 90 degrees. Therefore, R < s/2.
From the rule of sines,
a b c
-------- = -------- = -------- = 2R
sin(A) sin(B) sin(C)
sin(A) + sin(B) + sin(C) = ------- = --- > 2
Posted by Bractals
on 2007-10-15 05:41:03