# Math Help - Proof: An Isosceles Triangle inscribed in a Circle

1. ## Proof: An Isosceles Triangle inscribed in a Circle

Hypothesis: AC = CB
DE is the diameter
CH is perpendicular to AB (the altitude)
Thesis: DE : BC = BC : CH (BC^2 = DE * CH)

2. ## Re: Proof: An Isosceles Triangle inscribed in a Circle

Originally Posted by goby

Hypothesis: AC = CB
DE is the diameter
CH is perpendicular to AB (the altitude)
Thesis: DE : BC = BC : CH (BC^2 = DE * CH)
$A=\frac{1}{2} *AB*CH$

$R=\frac{AB*BC*CA}{4A}$ (Circumradius - AoPSWiki)

$R=\frac{AB*BC*CA}{4*\frac{1}{2}*AB*CH}$

$R=\frac{BC*CA}{2CH}$

$R=\frac{BC^2}{2CH}$

$\frac{BC^2}{CH}=2R=DE$

$BC^2=DE*CH$

3. ## Re: Proof: An Isosceles Triangle inscribed in a Circle

Okay, I understood it, but what's the proof for R = ?

4. ## Re: Proof: An Isosceles Triangle inscribed in a Circle

Originally Posted by goby
Okay, I understood it, but what's the proof for R = ?
Area of a Triangle in Terms of Circumradius - ProofWiki