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Hayleymeyer

  • one year ago

When constructing an inscribed equilateral triangle, how many arcs will be drawn on the circle? 3 4 5 6

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    inscribed equilateral triangle means a triangle in a circle

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    |dw:1440531111250:dw|

  3. Hayleymeyer
    • one year ago
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    @Skielerlucas04

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    it is 6, because if you draw 6 arcs of the same size, you get a hexagon. connect every other on you get a triangle. the answer is d

  5. Hayleymeyer
    • one year ago
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    alrighty, thank you!

  6. anonymous
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    |dw:1440531275792:dw|

  7. anonymous
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    thank you @moudown828 and @Hayleymeyer

  8. anonymous
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    not the best drawing but itll work

  9. Hayleymeyer
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    :]

  10. campbell_st
    • one year ago
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    well don't you draw 2 arcs from each vertex...?

  11. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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    Don't you need just one arc for the last vertex?

  12. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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    Start with the circle with radius r and points A and B. |dw:1440531625085:dw|

  13. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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    Now still with radius r and center at B, strike two arcs on the circle. |dw:1440531777555:dw|

  14. mathstudent55
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  15. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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    Now open the compass to radius CD and use center C to draw another arc marking point E. |dw:1440531855012:dw|

  16. mathstudent55
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  17. mathstudent55
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    I drew only 3 arcs on the circle.

  18. campbell_st
    • one year ago
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    here is one of my favourite sites that explains it http://www.mathopenref.com/constincircle.html

  19. campbell_st
    • one year ago
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    so it all depends on what you think... 1 continuous arc from each vertex or a arc on each side... lol..

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