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In triangle <math>ABC</math> we have <math>AB=7</math>, <math>AC=8</math>, <math>BC=9</math>. Point <math>D</math> is on the circumscribed circle of the triangle so that <math>AD</math> bisects angle <math>BAC</math>. What is the value of <math>\frac{AD}{CD}</math>? | In triangle <math>ABC</math> we have <math>AB=7</math>, <math>AC=8</math>, <math>BC=9</math>. Point <math>D</math> is on the circumscribed circle of the triangle so that <math>AD</math> bisects angle <math>BAC</math>. What is the value of <math>\frac{AD}{CD}</math>? | ||
− | <math>\text{(A) } \dfrac{9}{8} \ | + | <math>\text{(A) } \dfrac{9}{8} \qquad \text{(B) } \dfrac{5}{3} \qquad \text{(C) } 2 \qquad \text{(D) } \dfrac{17}{7} \qquad \text{(E) } \dfrac{5}{2}</math> |
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Problem
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: .
See Also
2004 AMC 10B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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