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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>. | ||
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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). | ||
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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)}}</math>. | 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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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 #1: Since and are parallel, triangles and are similar. Hence, .
Since and are parallel, triangles and are similar. Hence, . Therefore, . The answer is (D).
Solution #2: 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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