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==Problem==
 
==Problem==
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In rectangle <math>ABCD</math>, <math>AD=1</math>, <math>P</math> is on <math>\overline{AB}</math>, and <math>\overline{DB}</math> and <math>\overline{DP}</math> trisect <math>\angle ADC</math>.  What is the perimeter of <math>\triangle BDP</math>?
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<asy>
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draw((0,2)--(3.4,2)--(3.4,0)--(0,0)--cycle);
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draw((0,0)--(1.3,2));
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draw((0,0)--(3.4,2));
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dot((0,0));
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dot((0,2));
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dot((3.4,2));
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dot((3.4,0));
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dot((1.3,2));
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label("$A$",(0,2),NW);
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label("$B$",(3.4,2),NE);
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label("$C$",(3.4,0),SE);
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label("$D$",(0,0),SW);
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label("$P$",(1.3,2),N);
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</asy>
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<math>\mathrm{(A)}\ 3+\frac{\sqrt{3}}{3} \qquad\mathrm{(B)}\ 2+\frac{4\sqrt{3}}{3} \qquad\mathrm{(C)}\ 2+2\sqrt{2} \qquad\mathrm{(D)}\ \frac{3+3\sqrt{5}}{2} \qquad\mathrm{(E)}\ 2+\frac{5\sqrt{3}}{3}</math>
  
 
==Solution==
 
==Solution==

Revision as of 21:44, 8 January 2009

Problem

In rectangle $ABCD$, $AD=1$, $P$ is on $\overline{AB}$, and $\overline{DB}$ and $\overline{DP}$ trisect $\angle ADC$. What is the perimeter of $\triangle BDP$?

[asy] draw((0,2)--(3.4,2)--(3.4,0)--(0,0)--cycle); draw((0,0)--(1.3,2)); draw((0,0)--(3.4,2)); dot((0,0)); dot((0,2)); dot((3.4,2)); dot((3.4,0)); dot((1.3,2)); label("$A$",(0,2),NW); label("$B$",(3.4,2),NE); label("$C$",(3.4,0),SE); label("$D$",(0,0),SW); label("$P$",(1.3,2),N); [/asy]

$\mathrm{(A)}\ 3+\frac{\sqrt{3}}{3} \qquad\mathrm{(B)}\ 2+\frac{4\sqrt{3}}{3} \qquad\mathrm{(C)}\ 2+2\sqrt{2} \qquad\mathrm{(D)}\ \frac{3+3\sqrt{5}}{2} \qquad\mathrm{(E)}\ 2+\frac{5\sqrt{3}}{3}$

Solution

[asy] draw((0,2)--(3.4,2)--(3.4,0)--(0,0)--cycle); draw((0,0)--(1.3,2)); draw((0,0)--(3.4,2)); dot((0,0)); dot((0,2)); dot((3.4,2)); dot((3.4,0)); dot((1.3,2)); label("$A$",(0,2),NW); label("$B$",(3.4,2),NE); label("$C$",(3.4,0),SE); label("$D$",(0,0),SW); label("$P$",(1.3,2),N); [/asy]

$AD=1$.

Since $\angle ADC$ is trisected, $\angle ADP= \angle PDB= \angle BDC=30^\circ$.

Thus, $PD=\frac{2\sqrt{3}}{3}$

$DB=2$

$BP=\sqrt{3}-\frac{\sqrt{3}}{3}=\frac{2\sqrt{3}}{3}$.

Adding, $2+\frac{4\sqrt{3}}{3}$.

$\boxed{\text{B}}$

See Also

2000 AMC 10 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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