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By Alfred S. Posamentier, Charles T. Salkind

Stimulating choice of strange difficulties facing congruence and parallelism, the Pythagorean theorem, circles, quarter relationships, Ptolemy and the cyclic quadrilateral, collinearity and concurrency, and lots of different subject matters. demanding situations are prepared so as of trouble and specific strategies are integrated for all. a useful complement to a easy geometry textbook.

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Second proof. Suppose polygon X is oriented clockwise. For every point u ∈ X consider an equilateral triangle (zuv) oriented clockwise. Observe that for u place further on the same edge as z we can make v ∈ A, while for u at maximal distance from z we have v ∈ X or v ∈ / A. By continuity of v this implies the result. The same argument works when z is a vertex with ∠ xi−1 xi xi+1 ≥ π/3. Note that the first proof is more natural and gives an explicit construction of an inscribed triangle. 2. 3. Inscribed equilateral triangle (y1 y2 y2 ) into a polygon X and its two constructions.

The intersection point v0 together with u0 and z form the desired equilateral triangle. The case of a vertex z = xi is similar. 4. Space polygon X and two circles C(u) for different u. 3. Need to inscribe rectangles? Topology to the rescue. We say that X has an inscribed rectangle if there exist four distinct points x1 , . . , x4 ∈ X which form a rectangle. 4. Every simple polygon X ⊂ R2 has an inscribed rectangle. First proof. Think of X = [x1 . . xn ] ⊂ R2 as lying on a horizontal plane in R3 .

Note that the first proof is more natural and gives an explicit construction of an inscribed triangle. 2. 3. Inscribed equilateral triangle (y1 y2 y2 ) into a polygon X and its two constructions. 3. For every simple space polygon X ⊂ R3 and a point z ∈ X in the interior of an edge in X, there exists an equilateral triangle (y1 y2 z) inscribed into X. The same holds for every vertex z = xi with ∠ xi−1 xi xi+1 ≥ π/3. Proof. 4). Observe that when u is close to z the circle C(u) is linked with X, and when u is at maximal distance from z, C(u) is not linked with X.