Lets say the circle is one inch. There is a 60 degree angle. How far away is the corner of the angle from either of the tangents where the circle is contacting both side of the 60 degree angle.
A friend of mine is trying to machine apart.
We have a circle of known diameter. Picture a this circle inside of a 60 degree angle. We need to know how far the tangents are from the corner of the angle.
How would we set this up.
Thanks
Hello, jonb!
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We have a circle of known diameter.
Picture this circle inside of a 60° angle.
We need to know how far the tangents are from the corner of the angle.
How would we set this up?Code:/ / * * * /* * * * * * / /* O * / * * * / * * | * / * | / * |r * / * * | * / * 30° * | * * - - - - - - - * * * A B
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