Posers and Puzzles

Posers and Puzzles

  1. Joined
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    19 Oct '07 11:16
    http://www.2send.us/uploads/83274a0143.gif

    AB and AC are tangents to the circle. Prove that BKC is a straight line. No trigonometry please!
  2. Joined
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    19 Oct '07 15:101 edit
    Originally posted by David113
    http://www.2send.us/uploads/83274a0143.gif

    AB and AC are tangents to the circle. Prove that BKC is a straight line. No trigonometry please!
    This geometry puzzle is really tough. Without using trigonometry and trigonometrical properties of triangles, it cannot possibly be solved.
  3. Standard memberwolfgang59
    Mr. Wolf
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    19 Oct '07 16:51
    I presume he means without using trig functions. Of course you wil have to use properties if triangles to solve .... wont you?!??! 😕
  4. B is for bye bye
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    20 Oct '07 03:07
    This is a "mystic hexagon" and is part of Pascal's Theorem. I was reading about this today. "Men of Mathematics" E. Bell

    I've read it like 10 times
  5. Joined
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    20 Oct '07 15:10
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    I presume he means without using trig functions. Of course you wil have to use properties if triangles to solve .... wont you?!??! 😕
    yeah...you guessed right.
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