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By Nick Halsey
Simple Similar Triangles
Drag points A, B, and C to change the size and shape of the blue triangle, and its white counterpart that is similar (constrained by proportional SAS). Drag the Red point D to change the ratio in sizes. Observe the multitude of calculated output lengths and angles, and how they match the proportion value, proving similarity, regardless of the triangles' shapes/sizes.

Tags: Triangles, Similar, Ratios, Draggable, Outputs,

By Duncan
Similar Triangle Incenter
This problem showed up in a math competition. See what you can make of it.  

Tags: incenter, circle, similar-triangles

By Andrew Zhao
Euclids Elements – Book 4 – Proposition 11
Can you create a regular pentagon without a protractor? Because it’s pretty impressive how Euclid did it with only a compass and a ruler. Note that the yellow triangle is similar to the one inside the pentagon.

Tags: Euclid, Elements, Geometry, Pentagon, Triangle

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