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This is my first time posting here so please forgive me any indiscretions...

I'm actually not a student. I'm a general contractor. Part of what I do for a living is draw plans, and that quite often involves geometrical and trigonometrical type challenges. For the most part, I'm usually able to get them figured out, but this one has me stumped, and I didn't know where else to go for help. What I'm trying to do is this:

I would like to know the easiest and most intuitive way to figure out how to take a pre-defined triangle and position it so that the 3 points perfectly contact the 3 lines...

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I'm not super advanced mathematically speaking. I usually just draw circles and lines to figure stuff like this out, but this one has just proven to be more than I can handle. Any help anyone could give me, and in the simplest terms possible, would be absolutely appreciated. Thank you so much for your time.

Michael

I'm actually not a student. I'm a general contractor. Part of what I do for a living is draw plans, and that quite often involves geometrical and trigonometrical type challenges. For the most part, I'm usually able to get them figured out, but this one has me stumped, and I didn't know where else to go for help. What I'm trying to do is this:

I would like to know the easiest and most intuitive way to figure out how to take a pre-defined triangle and position it so that the 3 points perfectly contact the 3 lines...

View attachment 8170

I'm not super advanced mathematically speaking. I usually just draw circles and lines to figure stuff like this out, but this one has just proven to be more than I can handle. Any help anyone could give me, and in the simplest terms possible, would be absolutely appreciated. Thank you so much for your time.

Michael