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It is clear that the areas of triangle OAB, sector OAB, and triangle OAD are in increasing order; that is, |BC| · |OA| 12 · θ |AD| · |OA| < < , 2 2 2 from which the desired result follows. 48. As θ approaches 0, sin θ approaches 0. We say that the limiting value of sin θ is 0 as θ approaches 0, and we denote this fact by lim θ→0 sin θ = 0. ) What about the ratio θ sin θ ? Dividing by sin θ on all sides of the inequalities in (∗) gives 1< θ 1 < = sec θ. sin θ cos θ Because lim sec θ = 1, it is not difficult to see that the value of θ→0 θ sin θ , which is sandwiched in between 1 and sec θ, approaches 1 as well; that is, θ = 1, θ→0 sin θ lim or sin θ = 1.

Therefore, by observing that B + D = 180◦ and 0◦ < B, D < 180◦ , we obtain √ 2 (s − a)(s − b)(s − c)(s − d) sin B = sin D = , ab + cd or 1 · (ab + cd) sin B = (s − a)(s − b)(s − c)(s − d). 2 Now, 1 1 [ABC] = |AB| · |BC| sin B = · ab sin B. 2 2 Likewise, we have [DBC] = 21 · cd sin B. Thus, 1 · (ab + cd) sin B 2 (s − a)(s − b)(s − c)(s − d). [ABCD] = [ABC] + [DBC] = = This completes the proof Brahmagupta’s formula. 39). Then by equal tangents, we have a + c = b + d = s, and so [ABCD] = abcd. 39.

We claim that sin θ < θ < tan θ. (∗) 1. 48). Then AOB = θ. Let C be the foot of the perpendicular line segment from B to segment OA. Point D lies on ray OB such that AD ⊥ AO. Then BC = sin θ and AD = tan θ. (By our earlier discussion, arc AB has length 1·θ = θ. Hence it is equivalent to show that the lengths of segments BC, arc AB, and segment AD are in increasing order. ) It is clear that the areas of triangle OAB, sector OAB, and triangle OAD are in increasing order; that is, |BC| · |OA| 12 · θ |AD| · |OA| < < , 2 2 2 from which the desired result follows.

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