Construction Of A Circle Tangent To A Line And A Circle

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An illustration showing how to construct a circle tangent to a given line and given circle. “Add the given radius r to the radius R of the circle, and draw the arc cd. Draw the line ce parallel with and at a distance r from the line AB. Then the crossing c is the center of the required circle that will tangent the given line and circle.”


Albert A. Hopkins Scientific America: Handy Book Of Facts And Formulas (New York: Munn & Co., Inc., 1918) 35


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