The radius of a Triangle's Incircle or of a Polyhedron's Insphere, denoted . For a
Triangle,

(1) | |||

(2) |

where is the Area of the Triangle, , , and are the side lengths, is the Semiperimeter, and is the Circumradius (Johnson 1929, p. 189).

Equation (1) can be derived easily using Trilinear Coordinates. Since the Incenter is equally spaced from all
three sides, its trilinear coordinates are 1:1:1, and its exact trilinear coordinates are . The ratio of the exact
trilinears to the homogeneous coordinates is given by

(3) |

(4) |

Other equations involving the inradius include

(5) |

(6) |

(7) |

(8) |

(9) |

As shown in Right Triangle, the inradius of a Right Triangle of integral side lengths , , and is also
integral, and is given by

(10) |

(11) |

(12) |

Expressing the Midradius and Circumradius in terms of the midradius gives

(13) | |||

(14) |

for an Archimedean Solid.

**References**

Johnson, R. A. *Modern Geometry: An Elementary Treatise on the Geometry of the Triangle and the Circle.* Boston, MA:
Houghton Mifflin, 1929.

Mackay, J. S. ``Historical Notes on a Geometrical Theorem and its Developments [18th Century].''
*Proc. Edinburgh Math. Soc.* **5**, 62-78, 1886-1887.

Mackay, J. S. ``Formulas Connected with the Radii of the Incircle and Excircles of a Triangle.''
*Proc. Edinburgh Math. Soc.* **12**, 86-105.

Mackay, J. S. ``Formulas Connected with the Radii of the Incircle and Excircles of a Triangle.''
*Proc. Edinburgh Math. Soc.* **13**, 103-104.

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