|366||EXERCISES IN EUCLID.|
288. If the three points be joined in which the circle inscribed in a triangle meets the sides, shew that the re- suiting triangle is acute angled.
289. Two opposite sides of a quadrilateral are toge- ther equal to the other two, and each of the angles is less than two right angles. Shew that a circle can bo inscribed in the quadrilateral.
290. Two circles HPL, KPM, that touch each other externally, have the common tangents HK, LM ; HL and KM being joined, shew that a circle may be inscribed in the quadrilateral HKML.
291. Straight lines are drawn from the angles of a triangle to the centres of the opposite described circles : shew that these straight lines intersect at the centre of the inscribed circle.
292. Two sides of a triangle whose perimeter is con- stant are given in position ; shew that the third side always touches a certain circle.
293. Given the base, the vertical angle, and the radius of the inscribed circle of a triangle, construct it.
294. In IV. 5 shew that the perpendicular from F on BC will bisect BC.
295. If DE be drawn parallel to the base BC of a triangle ABC, shew that the circles described about the triangles ABC and ADE have a common tangent.
296. If the inscribed and circumscribed circles of a triangle be concentric, shew that the triangle must be equilateral.
297. Shew that if the straight line joining the centres of the inscribed and circumscribed circles of a triangle passes through one of its angular points, the triangle is isosceles.
298. The common chord of two circles is produced to any point P ; PA touches one of the circles at A, PBC is any chord of the other. Shew that the circle which passes through A, B, and C touches the circle to which PA is a tangent.
299. A quadrilateral ABCD is inscribed in a circle, and AD, BC are produced to meet at E: shew that the circle described about the triangle ECD will have the tangent at E parallel to AB.