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manuel

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Registered: 12/6/04
minimal perimeter
Posted: Dec 11, 2001 8:09 PM
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Consider a point P in the interior of an angle AOB, for each line
passing through P we obtain a triangle.
The triangle with minimal area is obtained when the line through P is
tangent to the exterior tangent circle of the two sides of the angle
passing in P.

Suplement question: what is the triangle with minimal area?
Let X be the point of tangency of the circunference I've just refered
with the near side of angle from the point P. I think the answer is
the triangle obtained with line PX, but i can't prove it.





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