# 1971 AHSME Problems/Problem 26

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## Problem

In , point divides side in the ratio . Let be the point of intersection of side and where is the midpoints of . The point divides side in the ratio

## Solution

We will use mass points to solve this problem. is in the ratio so we will assign a mass of to point a mass of to point and a mass of to point

We also know that is the midpoint of so has a mass of so also has a mass of

In line has a mass of and has a mass of Therefore,

The answer is

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