1992 AIME Problems/Problem 14
Problem
In triangle , , , and are on the sides , , and , respectively. Given that , , and are concurrent at the point , and that , find .
Solution 1
Let and Due to triangles and having the same base, Therefore, we have Thus, we are given Combining and expanding gives We desire Expanding this gives
Solution 2
Using mass points, let the weights of , , and be , , and respectively.
Then, the weights of , , and are , , and respectively.
Thus, , , and .
Therefore:
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Solution 3
As in above solutions, find (where in barycentric coordinates). Now letting we get , and so .
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Solution 4 (Ceva's Theorem)
A consequence of Ceva's theorem sometimes attributed to Gergonne is that , and similarly for cevians and . Now we apply Gergonne several times and do algebra:
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