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+ | First we can draw an image. | ||
+ | <asy> | ||
+ | unitsize(0.8 cm); | ||
+ | |||
+ | pair A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J; | ||
+ | |||
+ | A = (0,0); | ||
+ | B = (1,0); | ||
+ | C = (2,0); | ||
+ | D = (3,0); | ||
+ | E = (4,0); | ||
+ | F = (5,0); | ||
+ | G = (-1.5,4); | ||
+ | H = extension(D, G, C, C + G - A); | ||
+ | J = extension(F, G, E, E + G - A); | ||
+ | |||
+ | draw(A--F--G--cycle); | ||
+ | draw(B--G); | ||
+ | draw(C--G); | ||
+ | draw(D--G); | ||
+ | draw(E--G); | ||
+ | draw(C--H); | ||
+ | draw(E--J); | ||
+ | |||
+ | label("$A$", A, SW); | ||
+ | label("$B$", B, S); | ||
+ | label("$C$", C, S); | ||
+ | label("$D$", D, S); | ||
+ | label("$E$", E, S); | ||
+ | label("$F$", F, SE); | ||
+ | label("$G$", G, NW); | ||
+ | label("$H$", H, W); | ||
+ | label("$J$", J, NE); | ||
+ | </asy> | ||
+ | |||
Since <math>\overline{AG}</math> and <math>\overline{CH}</math> are parallel, triangles <math>\triangle GAD</math> and <math>\triangle HCD</math> are similar. Hence, <math>\frac{CH}{AG} = \frac{CD}{AD} = \frac{1}{3}</math>. | Since <math>\overline{AG}</math> and <math>\overline{CH}</math> are parallel, triangles <math>\triangle GAD</math> and <math>\triangle HCD</math> are similar. Hence, <math>\frac{CH}{AG} = \frac{CD}{AD} = \frac{1}{3}</math>. | ||
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Problem
Points and lie, in that order, on , dividing it into five segments, each of length 1. Point is not on line . Point lies on , and point lies on . The line segments and are parallel. Find .
Solution 1
First we can draw an image.
Since and are parallel, triangles and are similar. Hence, .
Since and are parallel, triangles and are similar. Hence, . Therefore, . The answer is .
Solution 2
As angle F is clearly congruent to itself, we get from AA similarity, ; hence . Similarly, . Thus, .
See Also
2002 AMC 10A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
Preceded by Problem 19 |
Followed by Problem 21 | |
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