How to Circumscribe a Circle About a Rectangle

Pronunciation: /ˈsɜr kəmˌskraɪb/ Explain
Click on the blue points and drag them to change the figure. Click on the point on the slider and drag it to see each step.

This also shows that point E is equidistant from points A, B, C, and D.
Manipulative 1 - How to Circumscribe a Rectangle. Created with GeoGebra.

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McAdams, David E. How to Circumscribe a Circle About a Rectangle. 7/18/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/h/htcircumscriberectangle.html.

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7/16/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, implemented new Geogebra protocol. (McAdams, David E.)
1/11/2010: Added reference to drawing the perpendicular bisector of a line segment. (McAdams, David E.)
7/5/2008: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, implemented new Geogebra protocol. (McAdams, David E.)
7/3/2008: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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