Find the radius of the sphere which passes through points $A,$ $B,$ $C,$ and $D$ in space if $\angle BAC = \angle BAD = \angle CAD = 90^\circ$ and $AB = AC = AD = 6.$

Guest Apr 6, 2023

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The four points A, B, C, and D form a regular tetrahedron. The radius of the sphere that passes through these points is called the circumradius of the tetrahedron.

The circumradius of a tetrahedron can be calculated using the following formula:

r = s / √2

where s is the semiperimeter of the tetrahedron, which is equal to:

s = (AB + AC + AD) / 2

In this case, we have:

s = (6 + 6 + 6) / 2 = 9

Therefore, the circumradius of the tetrahedron is:

r = 9 / sqrt(2) = 9/2*sqrt(2)

Guest Apr 6, 2023