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+ | One of the most common formulas involving the inradius of a triangle is <math>A = rs</math>, where <math>A</math> is the area of the triangle, <math>r</math> is the inradius, and <math>s</math> is the semiperimeter. | ||
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+ | The problem states that <math>A = p = 2s</math>. This means <math>2s = rs</math>, or <math>r = 2</math>, which is option <math>\fbox{A}</math>. | ||
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Problem
In a triangle, the area is numerically equal to the perimeter. What is the radius of the inscribed circle?
Solution
One of the most common formulas involving the inradius of a triangle is , where is the area of the triangle, is the inradius, and is the semiperimeter.
The problem states that . This means , or , which is option .
See also
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