Incircle

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An incircle of a convex polygon is a circle which is inside the figure and tangent to each side. Every triangle and regular polygon has a unique incircle, but in general polygons with 4 or more sides (such as non- square rectangles) do not have an incircle. A quadrilateral that does have an incircle is called a Tangential Quadrilateral.

Formulas

  • The radius of an incircle of a triangle (the inradius) with sides $a,b,c$ and area $A$ is $\frac{2A}{a+b+c}$
  • The radius of an incircle of a right triangle (the inradius) with legs $a,b$ and hypotenuse $c$ is $r=\frac{ab}{a+b+c}=\frac{a+b-c}{2}$.
  • For any polygon with an incircle, $A=sr$, where $K$ is the area, $s$ is the semiperimeter, and $r$ is the inradius.
  • The formula for the semiperimeter is $s=\frac{a+b+c}{2}$.
  • And area of the triangle by Heron is $A^2=s(s-a)(s-b)(s-c)$.


See also

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