9. General Triangles Model
TRIANGLES ON REGULAR POLYGONS
Excel file: 9.Triangles on Regular Polygons
Manipulating the file paper: 9.Attributes of Excel File 9
Reverse engineering an image: 9.From Angles to Images
General sharpest triangles paper: 9._Sharpest Apex Obtuse Triangles
Part II of PwP concludes with a file that allows you to create an image of triangles embedded in a regular polygon by noting that three non-parallel lines will always create a triangle unless the three lines coincide at a single point. Even if they do coincide at a single point (all three pass through the peak vertex, for example), other lines parallel to the initial lines will create triangles. The Excel file is controlled by 4 parameters j, k, v and w, that define three non-parallel lines between vertices, together with click-boxes to control the image shown. All images created in Files 6, 7 and 8 can be recreated using this file by placing values in cells j, k, v and w or, alternatively, by placing equations in those cells.
The first paper provides a complete discussion of how to interpret and manipulate the file. The reverse engineering file is a single page document that moves in the opposite direction from the main paper (and file). The second paper, which examines sharpest triangles that are NOT isosceles or right, provides an example of the more general set of images that one can examine using this file.