# Difference between revisions of "Circumradius"

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− | Let <math>\triangle ABC</math> have | + | Let <math>\triangle ABC</math> have circumcenter <math>O</math> and incenter <math>I</math>.Then <cmath>OI=R(R-2r) \implies R \geq 2r</cmath> |

==See also== | ==See also== |

## Revision as of 15:53, 22 November 2016

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The **circumradius** of a cyclic polygon is the radius of the cirumscribed circle of that polygon. For a triangle, it is the measure of the radius of the circle that circumscribes the triangle. Since every triangle is cyclic, every triangle has a circumscribed circle, or a circumcircle.

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## Formula for a Triangle

Let and denote the triangle's three sides, and let denote the area of the triangle. Then, the measure of the circumradius of the triangle is simply . Also,

## Proof

We let , , , , and . We know that is a right angle because is the diameter. Also, because they both subtend arc . Therefore, by AA similarity, so we have or However, remember that area , so . Substituting this in gives us and then bash through algebra to get and we are done.

--Nosaj 19:39, 7 December 2014 (EST)

## Formula for Circumradius

Where is the Circumradius, is the inradius, and , , and are the respective sides of the triangle and is the semiperimeter. Note that this is similar to the previously mentioned formula; the reason being that .

## Euler's Theorem for a Triangle

Let have circumcenter and incenter .Then