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construction of triangle of given perimeter, given point and angle
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Jun 10, 2011 12:58 PM




minimum perimeter
Posted:
Nov 7, 1997 4:03 PM


The question: Given an acute triangle, find the inscribed triangle (with one point on each side of the original triangle) of minimum perimeter.
The answer: The triangle formed by the feet of the altitudes of the original triangle has the smallest perimeter.
The proof: I don't know yet.
Joshua Zucker



