# experimenting with a cirlce

• May 15th 2013, 12:24 PM
kingsolomonsgrave
experimenting with a cirlce
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I wanted to see if I could take the top half of a unit circle and create a right triangle such that one side is equal to the circle's diameter and the other equal to half that. I think I've shown that you can't create such a triangle using the contraint of a circle.
• May 15th 2013, 12:38 PM
BobP
Re: experimenting with a cirlce
• May 15th 2013, 12:48 PM
kingsolomonsgrave
Re: experimenting with a cirlce
if you click on it twice it should bring up a full screen (it does for me). Sorry about that, I'll redo it if anything.
• May 15th 2013, 07:55 PM
kingsolomonsgrave
Re: experimenting with a cirlce
Attachment 28380the problem is one of creating a right triangle using the diameter as the horizontal side and letting the other two sides (hypotenuse and the vertical side equal half the circumference = Pi if radius = 1). The question is: is that possible? I think the answer is no.

I calculated that you can't create a right triangle with