Given a Triangle, extend two nonadjacent sides. The Circle tangent to these two lines and to the other side of the Triangle is called an Escribed Circle, or excircle. The Center of the excircle is called the Excenter and lies on the external Angle Bisector of the opposite Angle. Every Triangle has three excircles, and the Trilinear Coordinates of the Excenters are , , and . The Radius of the excircle is called its Exradius.

Given a Triangle with Inradius , let be the Altitudes of the excircles, and
their Radii (the Exradii). Then

(Johnson 1929, p. 189).

**References**

Coxeter, H. S. M. and Greitzer, S. L. *Geometry Revisited.* Washington, DC: Math. Assoc. Amer., pp. 11-13,
1967.

Johnson, R. A. *Modern Geometry: An Elementary Treatise on the Geometry of the Triangle and the Circle.* Boston, MA:
Houghton Mifflin, pp. 176-177 and 182-194, 1929.

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