The Euler 9 Point Circle: Solving the Mystery of its Triangle Compatibility

In summary, the nine point circle works with any type of triangle, including isosceles triangles. However, it may not work with obtuse triangles due to the placement of the altitude. This concept has a rich history and is still used today.
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[SOLVED] Euler 9 point circle

I'm doing a project on the nine point circle and i need to know what type of triangle it works with. I tried constructing it but it didn't work with an isoscoles or a obtuse triangle, but a website said it works with all triangles, can anyone help?
 
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it works with any triangle.

what happened when you tried to construct it with an isosceles triangle? it should have worked, why didn t it?
 
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It does work with an isosceles triangle but not with an obtuse because the altitude is outside of the triangle. I'm trying to find a good website that explains it's history and what it's used for today.
 

Related to The Euler 9 Point Circle: Solving the Mystery of its Triangle Compatibility

1. What is the Euler 9 Point Circle?

The Euler 9 Point Circle is a mathematical concept that describes a special circle that can be constructed using certain points in a triangle. It was first discovered by Leonhard Euler in the 18th century and has since been studied extensively by mathematicians.

2. How is the Euler 9 Point Circle constructed?

The Euler 9 Point Circle is constructed by finding certain points within a triangle and then drawing a circle that passes through all of these points. The points used in the construction include the midpoints of the three sides of the triangle, the feet of the three altitudes, and the midpoints of the segments connecting the vertices of the triangle to the orthocenter (the point where the altitudes intersect).

3. What is the significance of the Euler 9 Point Circle?

The Euler 9 Point Circle has many interesting properties and is considered a fundamental concept in triangle geometry. It is closely related to the circumcircle (the circle that passes through all three vertices of a triangle) and the incircle (the circle that is tangent to all three sides of a triangle). The Euler 9 Point Circle also has connections to other mathematical concepts, such as the Pythagorean theorem.

4. How does the Euler 9 Point Circle solve the "mystery" of triangle compatibility?

The "mystery" of triangle compatibility refers to the question of which triangles can be inscribed in a given circle. The Euler 9 Point Circle provides a solution to this problem by showing that any triangle can be inscribed in the circle, as long as the vertices of the triangle are not all located on the same line. This means that the Euler 9 Point Circle can be used to determine if a given set of points forms a valid triangle or not.

5. Are there real-world applications of the Euler 9 Point Circle?

While the Euler 9 Point Circle may seem like a purely theoretical concept, it has been applied in various fields, such as architecture, computer graphics, and robotics. In architecture, the Euler 9 Point Circle can be used to construct stable and aesthetically pleasing arches. In computer graphics, it is used to create smooth curves and animations. In robotics, it has been used for path planning and motion control. The Euler 9 Point Circle also has applications in navigation, as it can be used to determine the shortest distance between two points on a curved surface.

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