# Nine-point circle

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Euler circle

A circle whose periphery contains the midpoints of the sides of a triangle, the bases of its altitudes, and the midpoints of the segment connecting the orthocentre of the triangle with the vertices. Its radius is equal to one-half of the radius of the circle circumscribed about the triangle. The nine-point circle of a triangle is tangent to the circle inscribed in it and to the three escribed circles. Let be the orthocentre of a non-equilateral triangle, let be the centre of gravity, let be the centre of the circumscribed circle and let be the centre of the nine-point circle. The points then lie on a straight line (Euler's line), being the midpoint of the segment , and the pair of points harmonically subdivides the pair of points .

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#### References

 [1] S.I. Zetel', "A new geometry of triangles" , Moscow (1962) (In Russian) [2] D.I. Perepelkin, "A course of elementary geometry" , 1 , Moscow-Leningrad (1948) (In Russian)