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Take the <math>\tan</math> of both sides and use the identity for <math>\tan(A+B)</math> to get <math>\tan(\arctan(\tfrac{19}{r})+\arctan(\tfrac{26}{r}))+\tan(\arctan(\tfrac{37}{r})+\arctan(\tfrac{23}{r}))=n\cdot0=0</math>. | Take the <math>\tan</math> of both sides and use the identity for <math>\tan(A+B)</math> to get <math>\tan(\arctan(\tfrac{19}{r})+\arctan(\tfrac{26}{r}))+\tan(\arctan(\tfrac{37}{r})+\arctan(\tfrac{23}{r}))=n\cdot0=0</math>. | ||
− | Use the identity for <math>\tan(A+B)</math> again to get <math>\frac{\tfrac{45}{r}}{1-19\cdot\tfrac{26}{r^2}+\frac{\tfrac{60}{r}}{1-37\cdot\tfrac{23}{r^2 | + | Use the identity for <math>\tan(A+B)</math> again to get <math>\frac{\tfrac{45}{r}}{1-19\cdot\tfrac{26}{r^2}}+\frac{\tfrac{60}{r}}{1-37\cdot\tfrac{23}{r^2}}=0</math>. |
Solving gives <math>r^2=\boxed{647}</math>. | Solving gives <math>r^2=\boxed{647}</math>. |
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Problem
A circle is inscribed in quadrilateral , tangent to at and to at . Given that , , , and , find the square of the radius of the circle.
Solution
Call the center of the circle . By drawing the lines from tangent to the sides and from to the vertices of the quadrilateral, four pairs of congruent right triangles are formed.
Thus, , or .
Take the of both sides and use the identity for to get .
Use the identity for again to get .
Solving gives .
See also
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