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Solution <math>\text{#1}:
Since <math>AG</math> and <math>CH</math> are parallel, triangles <math>GAD</math> and <math>HCD</math> are similar. Hence, <math>CH/AG = CD/AD = 1/3</math>.
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Since </math>AG<math> and </math>CH<math> are parallel, triangles </math>GAD<math> and </math>HCD<math> are similar. Hence, </math>CH/AG = CD/AD = 1/3<math>.
  
Since <math>AG</math> and <math>JE</math> are parallel, triangles <math>GAF</math> and <math>JEF</math> are similar. Hence, <math>EJ/AG = EF/AF = 1/5</math>. Therefore, <math>CH/EJ = (CH/AG)/(EJ/AG) = (1/3)/(1/5) = \boxed{5/3}</math>. The answer is (D).
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Since </math>AG<math> and </math>JE<math> are parallel, triangles </math>GAF<math> and </math>JEF<math> are similar. Hence, </math>EJ/AG = EF/AF = 1/5<math>. Therefore, </math>CH/EJ = (CH/AG)/(EJ/AG) = (1/3)/(1/5) = \boxed{5/3}<math>. The answer is (D).
  
Solution #2:  
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Solution \text{#2}:  
As <math>\overline{JE}</math> is parallel to <math>\overline{AG}</math>, angles FJE and FGA are congruent. Also, angle F is clearly congruent to itself. From AA similarity, <math>\triangle AGF \sim \triangle EJF</math>; hence <math>\frac {AG}{JE} =5</math>. Similarly, <math>\frac {AG}{HC} = 3</math>. Thus, <math>\frac {HC}{JE} = \boxed{\frac {5}{3}\Rightarrow \text{(D)}}</math>.
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As </math>\overline{JE}<math> is parallel to </math>\overline{AG}<math>, angles FJE and FGA are congruent. Also, angle F is clearly congruent to itself. From AA similarity, </math>\triangle AGF \sim \triangle EJF<math>; hence </math>\frac {AG}{JE} =5<math>. Similarly, </math>\frac {AG}{HC} = 3<math>. Thus, </math>\frac {HC}{JE} = \boxed{\frac {5}{3}\Rightarrow \text{(D)}}$.
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==

Revision as of 18:24, 28 November 2015

Problem

Points $A,B,C,D,E$ and $F$ lie, in that order, on $\overline{AF}$, dividing it into five segments, each of length 1. Point $G$ is not on line $AF$. Point $H$ lies on $\overline{GD}$, and point $J$ lies on $\overline{GF}$. The line segments $\overline{HC}, \overline{JE},$ and $\overline{AG}$ are parallel. Find $HC/JE$.

$\text{(A)}\ 5/4 \qquad \text{(B)}\ 4/3 \qquad \text{(C)}\ 3/2 \qquad \text{(D)}\ 5/3 \qquad \text{(E)}\ 2$

$[asy] pair A,B,C,D,EE,F,G,H,J; A = (0,0); B = (0.2,0); C = 2*B; D = 3*B; EE = 4*B; F = 5*B; G = (-0.2,0.8); H = intersectionpoint(G--D,C -- (C + G)); J = intersectionpoint(G--F,EE--(EE+G)); draw(G--F--A--G--B); draw(H--C--G--D); draw(J--EE--G); label("$A$",A,SW); label("$B$",B,S); label("$C$",C,S); label("$D$",D,S); label("$E$",EE,S); label("$F$",F,SE); label("$J$",J,NE); label("$G$",G,N); label(scale(0.9)*"$H$",H,NE,UnFill(0.1mm)); [/asy]$

Solution

Solution $\text{#1}: Since$ (Error compiling LaTeX. ! You can't use `macro parameter character #' in restricted horizontal mode.)AG$and$CH$are parallel, triangles$GAD$and$HCD$are similar. Hence,$CH/AG = CD/AD = 1/3$.

Since$ (Error compiling LaTeX. ! Missing $ inserted.)AG$and$JE$are parallel, triangles$GAF$and$JEF$are similar. Hence,$EJ/AG = EF/AF = 1/5$. Therefore,$CH/EJ = (CH/AG)/(EJ/AG) = (1/3)/(1/5) = \boxed{5/3}$. The answer is (D).

Solution \text{#2}: As$ (Error compiling LaTeX. ! Missing $ inserted.)\overline{JE}$is parallel to$\overline{AG}$, angles FJE and FGA are congruent. Also, angle F is clearly congruent to itself. From AA similarity,$\triangle AGF \sim \triangle EJF$; hence$\frac {AG}{JE} =5$. Similarly,$\frac {AG}{HC} = 3$. Thus,$\frac {HC}{JE} = \boxed{\frac {5}{3}\Rightarrow \text{(D)}}$.

See Also

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Problem 21
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