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Three Touching Circles on a Line
The radius of the middle circle (purple) of three circles all touching each other and a line is given by a formula in terms of the radii of the two outside circles. Drag the points to vary the outside circles.
Contributed by:
Noel Patson
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Idea taken from
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Three Touching Circles on a Line
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http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/ThreeTouchingCirclesOnALine/
Contributed by:
Noel Patson
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