1987 IMO Problems/Problem 2
In an acute-angled triangle the interior bisector of the angle intersects at and intersects the circumcircle of again at . From point perpendiculars are drawn to and , the feet of these perpendiculars being and respectively. Prove that the quadrilateral and the triangle have equal areas.
We are to prove that or equivilently, . Thus, we are to prove that . It is clear that since , the segments and are equal. Thus, we have since cyclic quadrilateral gives . Thus, we are to prove that
From the fact that and that is iscoceles, we find that . So, we have . So we are to prove that
We have ,, , ,, and so we are to prove that
We shall show that this is true: Let the altitude from touch at . Then it is obvious that and and thus .
Thus we have proven that .
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