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− | Set <math>\overline{BD}</math>'s length as <math>x</math>. <math>\overline{CD}</math>'s length must also be <math>x</math> since <math>\angle BAD</math> and <math>\angle DAC</math> intercept arcs of equal length(because <math>\angle BAD=\angle DAC</math>). Using [[Ptolemy's Theorem]], <math>7x+8x=9(AD)</math>. The ratio is <math>\frac{5}{3}\implies\boxed{\text{(B)}}</math> | + | Set <math>\overline{BD}</math>'s length as <math>x</math>. <math>\overline{CD}</math>'s length must also be <math>x</math> since <math>\angle BAD</math> and <math>\angle DAC</math> intercept arcs of equal length (because <math>\angle BAD=\angle DAC</math>). Using [[Ptolemy's Theorem]], <math>7x+8x=9(AD)</math>. The ratio is <math>\frac{5}{3}\implies\boxed{\text{(B)}}</math> |
==Solution 2== | ==Solution 2== |
Revision as of 22:46, 6 October 2019
In triangle we have , , . Point is on the circumscribed circle of the triangle so that bisects angle . What is the value of ?
Solution 1
Set 's length as . 's length must also be since and intercept arcs of equal length (because ). Using Ptolemy's Theorem, . The ratio is
Solution 2
Let . Observe that because they subtend the same arc, . Furthermore, because is an angle bisector, so by similarity. Then . By the Angle Bisector Theorem, , so . This in turn gives . Plugging this into the similarity proportion gives: .
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2004 AMC 10B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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Followed by Problem 25 | |
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