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- September 16th 2010, 09:29 PMrazemsoft21Area in terms of ...
can you please help me to Find ... (see attachment)

http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...&thumb=1&stc=1 - September 16th 2010, 10:37 PMRHandford
Is this the complete question or was there any additional informaton?

- September 16th 2010, 11:02 PMrazemsoft21
- September 17th 2010, 01:58 AMWilmer
5:30am here; need 2 coffees (one for each eye) before I can do anything...

so I'll just make an observation, hoping it makes sense:

make G the top of green triangle , so that we have right triangle GDC

make a=DG, b=DC and c=CG; then r = ab / (a + b + c); also, b = 2R

extend BA to left to point E, CD to left to point F, such that the resulting

rectangle EBCF has diagonal CE, G being on CE

make e=EF=BC, f=BE=CF and g = CE; then R = ef / (e + f + g)

right triangles GDC and EBC are similar

That's it for now... - September 17th 2010, 04:23 PMWilmer
Ok, did some work; my idea to create rectangle EBCF helps some, but not much:

by inserting the larger circle on left (tangent to EF, DF and EC), it is earier to see

that by similarity, e / (2R) = a / (2r) : remember that e=EF and a = DG.

With r = ab / (a + b + c) and b = 2R, lots of messy stuff (as interesting as a

root canal performed by a drunk dentist) leads to a = r(2R - r) / (R - r) and

to e = R(2R - r) / (R - r). This then makes these areas:

triangle CDG = Rr(2R - r) / (R - r) and rectangle ABCD = 2R^2(2R - r) / (R - r)

Makes for a neat ratio areaCDG : areaABCD = r : 2R

HOWEVER, all this does not take in consideration the smaller circle seen at corner C,

according to your diagram.

I noticed that your diagram "intends?" to show circle radius R; but it does not:

what appears is an ellipse! Seems to be only way to accomodate that smaller circle.

So could you CHECK that out please.

As far as I'm concerned, it it nor possible to have that 2nd smaller circle fit in.

I'll believe it is ONLY if YOU can show an example with dimensions. - September 17th 2010, 09:23 PMrazemsoft21
No answer up till now ?

- September 18th 2010, 03:53 AMWilmer
I've given you plenty for the answer:

"This then makes these areas:

triangle CDG = Rr(2R - r) / (R - r) and rectangle ABCD = 2R^2(2R - r) / (R - r)"

Let J = Rr(2R - r) / (R - r) and K = 2R^2(2R - r) / (R - r)

Green area = J - pi r^2

Blue area = K - J - pi R^2

As I told you, I'm only using the smaller circle inscribed in the triangle.

You didn't answer my questions in last post, so I'm done with this.

Perhaps someone else here can help you further. - September 18th 2010, 11:52 AMrazemsoft21
Thank you any way for trying your best

waiting for other to try .... - September 18th 2010, 05:20 PMsimplependulum
I can show that the right triangle is and .

Let me include my approach to this problem ( at first I thought the solution was so long but actually it wasn't ! )

Name the last 'unnamed' vertex of the right angled triangle , call it .

Let then we have

Consider the right triangle , by using the formula calculating the inradius , we obtain

But so

From , we have

so we have

so we can find the results I mentioned . - September 18th 2010, 11:09 PMWilmer
Ahhhh.....I see; agree SP.

The way the question was worded completely mislead me (that's my fault!).

Really, the question (as posed) can be answered this way:

let a = short leg of right triangle, b = other leg, h = rectangle height; P = pi;

ratio green : blue = (ab - 2Pr^2) : [b(2d - a) - 2P(r^2 + R^2)]