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    Circumcenter of triangles.

    Find the circumcenter of a triangle with the given vertices.
    1. M(-5,0), N(0,14), O(0,0)

    2. O(0,0), Y(0,12), Z(6,6)

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    Re: Circumcenter of triangles.

    Quote Originally Posted by Christyh101 View Post
    Find the circumcenter of a triangle with the given vertices.
    1. M(-5,0), N(0,14), O(0,0)

    2. O(0,0), Y(0,12), Z(6,6)
    The circumcenter of any triangle is the point of intersection of any two perpendicular bisectors of its sides.

    So find the perpendicular bisectors of \overline{OY}~\&~\overline{OZ}.
    Now where do they intersect? That is the circumcenter.
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