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==Solution== | ==Solution== |
Revision as of 20:10, 5 December 2015
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
Solution : Since and are parallel, triangles and are similar. Hence, .
Since and are parallel, triangles and are similar. Hence, . Therefore, . The answer is (D).
Solution : As is parallel to , angles FJE and FGA are congruent. Also, angle F is clearly congruent to itself. From AA similarity, ; hence . Similarly, . Thus, .
See Also
2002 AMC 10A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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