# Thread: Problem with practice exercise

1. ## Problem with practice exercise

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Hello, I purchased some beginner practice exercises, and on the attached exercise I am having trouble drawing the top LH side, positioning the R5 and R3 circles, and then the R10 arc.

Would anyone advise if I have enough information to do this?

kind regards,

PJ

2. I would draw all three as full circles first starting with R5 and R3. When it comes time to draw R10 use the Tan-Tan-Radius option of the Circle command then use the Trim command to clean things up.

Before and after. Oops. Wrong radius shown at bottom left. I'll fix it. See post below.

3. There is no height location for the R5 nor any information for R10 location.

4. Originally Posted by SLW210
There is no height location for the R5 nor any information for R10 location.
I had no trouble laying it out. I started at the circle with the radius of 3 and worked clockwise.

Oops. Just realized I used the wrong radius at bottom left corner.

OK. Fixed it and added dims.

r3r5r10fixed.jpg

I used a metric template file hence the < , > symbol instead of the < . > symbol.

5. The centre co-ordinates of the R3 circle are easily determined, but the centre co-ordinates for the R5 circle are indeterminate. Once these two circles are drawn it would be easy to draw a R10 circle tangent to these, as suggested above.

Any suggestions on how to position the R5 circle please?

Also, the above drawings have different shape for the touching of the R10 arc and the R3 circle to what is shown on the Exercise drawing. It does not touch at the horizontal diameter line of the R3 circle as the replies have all shown

6. Here is my best guess at it.

7. Originally Posted by ReMark
I had no trouble laying it out. I started at the circle with the radius of 3 and worked clockwise.

Oops. Just realized I used the wrong radius at bottom left corner.

OK. Fixed it and added dims.

Attachment 62472

I used a metric template file hence the < , > symbol instead of the < . > symbol.
But, you are still just guessing where the R5 and the R10 are located. The R10 is clearly not drawn on the Quadrants of the R5 and R3 as you have them

8. The center of R5 in the X direction is 20.4+10.8 = 31.2 - 5.0 = 26.2.

R5's position is fixed in the X direction but you are right, it could be higher, or it could be lower in the Y direction than what I show.

9. I agree that you cannot determine the co-ordinates of the centre of the R5 circle, but once the R5 and R3 circles are positioned, it is easy to do a tan-tan- radius circle to connect these

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Originally Posted by ReMark
The center of R5 in the X direction is 20.4+10.8 = 31.2 - 5.0 = 26.2.
Thanks ReMark, but what is the vertical distance (Y direction) for the centre of the R5 circle

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