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It seems like a pretty simple task, doesn’t it? I bet a lot of people (myself included) are confident that they can eyeball a good center point. But eyeballing isn’t exact and sometimes you need to be exact. So how does one find an exact center on an existing circle? It’s actually not very difficult […]Continue reading "Find the Center of Any Circle"