Wed March 09, 2011 By: Srijan Sood

What does it mean for a circle or a triangle to be circumscribed , circumscribing , inscribed , inscribing etc.

Expert Reply
Wed March 09, 2011
Dear Student,
In geometry, the circumscribed circle or circumcircle of a polygon is a circle which passes through all the vertices of the polygon. The center of this circle is called the circumcenter.



In geometry, the incircle or inscribed circle of a triangle is the largest circle contained in the triangle; it touches (is tangent to) the three sides. The center of the incircle is called the triangle's incenter.



Hope this clears the concept.
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