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<math> \mathrm{(A) \ }10 \qquad \mathrm{(B) \ }14 \qquad \mathrm{(C) \ }18 \qquad \mathrm{(D) \ }22 \qquad \mathrm{(E) \ } 26</math> | <math> \mathrm{(A) \ }10 \qquad \mathrm{(B) \ }14 \qquad \mathrm{(C) \ }18 \qquad \mathrm{(D) \ }22 \qquad \mathrm{(E) \ } 26</math> | ||
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Let <math>\theta = \angle DAB</math>, so <math>2\theta = \angle CAD</math> and <math>3 \theta = \angle CAB</math>. Then, it is given that <math>\cos 2\theta = \frac{AC}{AD} = \frac{2}{3}</math> and | Let <math>\theta = \angle DAB</math>, so <math>2\theta = \angle CAD</math> and <math>3 \theta = \angle CAB</math>. Then, it is given that <math>\cos 2\theta = \frac{AC}{AD} = \frac{2}{3}</math> and | ||
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and <math>\frac{CD}{BD} = \frac{5}{9} \Longrightarrow m+n = 14 \Longrightarrow \mathbf{(B)}</math>. (This also may have been done on a calculator by finding <math>\theta</math> directly) | and <math>\frac{CD}{BD} = \frac{5}{9} \Longrightarrow m+n = 14 \Longrightarrow \mathbf{(B)}</math>. (This also may have been done on a calculator by finding <math>\theta</math> directly) | ||
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By the application of ratio lemma for <math>\frac{CD}{BD}</math>, we get <math>\frac{CD}{BD} = 2\cos{3A}\cos{A}</math>, where we let <math>A = \angle{DAB}</math>. We already know <math>\cos{2A}</math> hence the rest is easy | By the application of ratio lemma for <math>\frac{CD}{BD}</math>, we get <math>\frac{CD}{BD} = 2\cos{3A}\cos{A}</math>, where we let <math>A = \angle{DAB}</math>. We already know <math>\cos{2A}</math> hence the rest is easy | ||
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Let <math>AC=2</math> and <math>AD=3</math>. By the Pythagorean Theorem, <math>CD=\sqrt{5}</math>. Let point <math>P</math> be on segment <math>CD</math> such that <math>AP</math> bisects <math>\angle CAD</math>. Thus, angles <math>CAP</math>, <math>PAD</math>, and <math>DAB</math> are congruent. Applying the angle bisector theorem on <math>ACD</math>, we get that <math>CP=\frac{2\sqrt{5}}{5}</math> and <math>PD=\frac{3\sqrt{5}}{5}</math>. Pythagorean Theorem gives <math>AP=\frac{\sqrt{5}\sqrt{24}}{5}</math>. | Let <math>AC=2</math> and <math>AD=3</math>. By the Pythagorean Theorem, <math>CD=\sqrt{5}</math>. Let point <math>P</math> be on segment <math>CD</math> such that <math>AP</math> bisects <math>\angle CAD</math>. Thus, angles <math>CAP</math>, <math>PAD</math>, and <math>DAB</math> are congruent. Applying the angle bisector theorem on <math>ACD</math>, we get that <math>CP=\frac{2\sqrt{5}}{5}</math> and <math>PD=\frac{3\sqrt{5}}{5}</math>. Pythagorean Theorem gives <math>AP=\frac{\sqrt{5}\sqrt{24}}{5}</math>. |
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Problem
In triangle , angle is a right angle and . Point is located on so that angle is twice angle . If , then , where and are relatively prime positive integers. Find .
Solution 1
Let , so and . Then, it is given that and
Now, through the use of trigonometric identities, . Solving yields that . Using the tangent addition identity, we find that , and
and . (This also may have been done on a calculator by finding directly)
Solution 2
By the application of ratio lemma for , we get , where we let . We already know hence the rest is easy
Solution 3
Let and . By the Pythagorean Theorem, . Let point be on segment such that bisects . Thus, angles , , and are congruent. Applying the angle bisector theorem on , we get that and . Pythagorean Theorem gives .
Let . By the Pythagorean Theorem, . Applying the angle bisector theorem again on triangle , we have The right side simplifies to. Cross multiplying, squaring, and simplifying, we get a quadratic: Solving this quadratic and taking the positive root gives Finally, taking the desired ratio and canceling the roots gives . The answer is .
See also
1998 AHSME (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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