# 1996 AJHSME Problems/Problem 24

## Problem

The measure of angle $ABC$ is $50^\circ$, $\overline{AD}$ bisects angle $BAC$, and $\overline{DC}$ bisects angle $BCA$. The measure of angle $ADC$ is $[asy] pair A,B,C,D; A = (0,0); B = (9,10); C = (10,0); D = (6.66,3); dot(A); dot(B); dot(C); dot(D); draw(A--B--C--cycle); draw(A--D--C); label("A",A,SW); label("B",B,N); label("C",C,SE); label("D",D,N); label("50^\circ ",(9.4,8.8),SW); [/asy]$ $\text{(A)}\ 90^\circ \qquad \text{(B)}\ 100^\circ \qquad \text{(C)}\ 115^\circ \qquad \text{(D)}\ 122.5^\circ \qquad \text{(E)}\ 125^\circ$

## Solution

Let $\angle CAD = \angle BAD = x$, and let $\angle ACD = \angle BCD = y$

From $\triangle ABC$, we know that $50 + 2x + 2y = 180$, leading to $x + y = 65$.

From $\triangle ADC$, we know that $x + y + \angle D = 180$. Plugging in $x + y = 65$, we get $\angle D = 180 - 65 = 115$, which is answer $\boxed{C}$.

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