1964 AHSME Problems/Problem 35

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Problem

The sides of a triangle are of lengths $13$, $14$, and $15$. The altitudes of the triangle meet at point $H$. if $AD$ is the altitude to the side of length $14$, the ratio $HD:HA$ is:

$\textbf{(A) }3:11\qquad\textbf{(B) }5:11\qquad\textbf{(C) }1:2\qquad\textbf{(D) }2:3\qquad \textbf{(E) }25:33$

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Problem 34
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Using Law of Cosines and the fact that the ratio equals cos(a)/[cos(b)cos(c)] B 5:11

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