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World’s Most Complicated Geometry Diagram


Well, maybe not the most complicated diagram in the world.  But this is definitely the most complicated diagram I’ve ever seen a student put on the board in order to solve a problem they created.

Most impressive was that the diagram was entirely relevant to the problem.  And as a side note, she was able to solve it!

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  1. March 8, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    PLEASE share the problem! You’re killing me here.

    • March 8, 2012 at 7:53 pm

      I believe this problem began its life as a configuration of gears, and the student ended up exploring some complicated geometry while trying to actually construct the appropriate diagram in Geometer’s Sketchpad. I think this diagram is where that attempted construction led her.

  2. Andy Huynh
    March 8, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Is it related to the Apollonius Point?

    • March 8, 2012 at 7:54 pm

      Andy, I don’t believe that the student looked into the Apollonius point. in part because I’m not familiar with it myself. Thanks to your suggestion, I looked into it, and it definitely seems related.

      http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ApolloniusPoint.html

      I’ll be sure to pass the information along to her. Thanks!

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