Circumscribing a triangle on an ellipse
Consider the ellipse defined by the equation
Suppose that a triangle is circumscribed about the ellipse so that one
of its sides is tangent to the ellipse at the point a fixed point
Find the triangle
of this form with smallest area. How does the area of the triangle you
found depend on the fixed point (p,q)?
Can you explain your observation?
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