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Problem of the Week: April 17th

April 17, 2012

Problem of the Week: Describing Curves

The elements of a plane circular curve include its length, radius, tangent, and central (delta) angle. How many of these elements are needed to define a unique curve?

(A) one

(B) any two

(C) any three

(D) all four

The answer is (B)

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