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7-7: Inscribed and Circumscribed Circles of Triangles


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7-7: Inscribed and Circumscribed Circles of Triangles
Independent Practice

1. Use a compass and a straight edge to construct three perpendicular bisectors, use those
perpendicular bisectors to locate the circumcenter, then use your compass to confirm
that your circumcenter is at the center of the circle that circumscribes the given triangle.

2. Use a compass and a straight edge to construct three angle bisectors, use those angle
bisectors to locate the incenter, then use your compass to confirm that your incenter is at
the center of the circle that is circumscribed by the given triangle.
3. Consider the following figure and prove that the three angle bisectors of the internal
angles of are concurrent in point .

Statements Reasons


4. Ms. Calcutta, the owner of a business park is adding a recycling station for every three office
buildings. To make it easier for the tenants, she is going to use the circumcenter of the
three office buildings to place the recycling stations. By doing this, it will be easier to get
to the station, because it is equidistant from the three office buildings.

Part A; Justify the rationale behind Ms. Calcuttas decision to use the circumcenter.

Part B: There is a garbage dumpster exactly at the midpoint of each pair of office
buildings. Suppose that there are sidewalks connecting each office building to
each other and to each recycling station. What is the relationship between the
building-to-building sidewalk and the station-to-dumpster sidewalk?

5. Consider the figure below.

Dante argues that point is the circumcenter of the triangle. Determine whether Dante is
correct and justify your answer.