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− | [[Triangle]] <math> ABC </math> lies in the [[ | + | [[Triangle]] <math> ABC </math> lies in the [[cartesian plane]] and has an [[area]] of <math>70</math>. The coordinates of <math> B </math> and <math> C </math> are <math> (12,19) </math> and <math> (23,20), </math> respectively, and the coordinates of <math> A </math> are <math> (p,q). </math> The [[line]] containing the [[median of a triangle | median]] to side <math> BC </math> has [[slope]] <math> -5. </math> Find the largest possible value of <math> p+q. </math> |
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− | The [[midpoint]] <math>M</math> of [[line segment]] <math>\overline{BC}</math> is <math>\left(\frac{35}{2}, \frac{39}{2}\right)</math>. The equation of the median can be found by <math>-5 = \frac{q - \frac{ | + | == Solution 1 == |
+ | The [[midpoint]] <math>M</math> of [[line segment]] <math>\overline{BC}</math> is <math>\left(\frac{35}{2}, \frac{39}{2}\right)</math>. The equation of the median can be found by <math>-5 = \frac{q - \frac{39}{2}}{p - \frac{35}{2}}</math>. Cross multiply and simplify to yield that <math>-5p + \frac{35 \cdot 5}{2} = q - \frac{39}{2}</math>, so <math>q = -5p + 107</math>. | ||
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Use [[determinant]]s to find that the [[area]] of <math>\triangle ABC</math> is <math>\frac{1}{2} \begin{vmatrix}p & 12 & 23 \\ q & 19 & 20 \\ 1 & 1 & 1\end{vmatrix} = 70</math> (note that there is a missing [[absolute value]]; we will assume that the other solution for the triangle will give a smaller value of <math>p+q</math>, which is provable by following these steps over again). We can calculate this determinant to become <math>140 = \begin{vmatrix} 12 & 23 \\ 19 & 20 \end{vmatrix} - \begin{vmatrix} p & q \\ 23 & 20 \end{vmatrix} + \begin{vmatrix} p & q \\ 12 & 19 \end{vmatrix}</math> <math>\Longrightarrow 140 = 240 - 437 - 20p + 23q + 19p - 12q</math> <math>= -197 - p + 11q</math>. Thus, <math>q = \frac{1}{11}p - \frac{337}{11}</math>. | Use [[determinant]]s to find that the [[area]] of <math>\triangle ABC</math> is <math>\frac{1}{2} \begin{vmatrix}p & 12 & 23 \\ q & 19 & 20 \\ 1 & 1 & 1\end{vmatrix} = 70</math> (note that there is a missing [[absolute value]]; we will assume that the other solution for the triangle will give a smaller value of <math>p+q</math>, which is provable by following these steps over again). We can calculate this determinant to become <math>140 = \begin{vmatrix} 12 & 23 \\ 19 & 20 \end{vmatrix} - \begin{vmatrix} p & q \\ 23 & 20 \end{vmatrix} + \begin{vmatrix} p & q \\ 12 & 19 \end{vmatrix}</math> <math>\Longrightarrow 140 = 240 - 437 - 20p + 23q + 19p - 12q</math> <math>= -197 - p + 11q</math>. Thus, <math>q = \frac{1}{11}p - \frac{337}{11}</math>. | ||
− | Setting this equation equal to the equation of the median, we get that <math>\frac{1}{11}p - \frac{337}{11} = -5p + 107</math>, so <math>\frac{56}{11}p = \frac{107 \cdot 11 + 337}{11}</math>. Solving produces that <math>p = 15</math>. [[Substitution|Substituting]] backwards yields that <math>q = 32</math>; the solution is <math>p + q = 047</math>. | + | Setting this equation equal to the equation of the median, we get that <math>\frac{1}{11}p - \frac{337}{11} = -5p + 107</math>, so <math>\frac{56}{11}p = \frac{107 \cdot 11 + 337}{11}</math>. Solving produces that <math>p = 15</math>. [[Substitution|Substituting]] backwards yields that <math>q = 32</math>; the solution is <math>p + q = \boxed{047}</math>. |
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+ | == Solution 2 == | ||
+ | Using the equation of the median from above, we can write the [[coordinate]]s of <math>A</math> as <math>(p,\ -5p + 107)</math>. The equation of <math>\overline{BC}</math> is <math>\frac{20 - 19}{23 - 12} = \frac{y - 19}{x - 12}</math>, so <math>x - 12 = 11y - 209</math>. In [[general form]], the line is <math>x - 11y + 197 = 0</math>. Use the equation for the distance between a line and point to find the distance between <math>A</math> and <math>BC</math> (which is the height of <math>\triangle ABC</math>): <math>\frac{|1(p) - 11(-5p + 107) + 197|}{1^2 + 11^2} = \frac{|56p - 980|}{\sqrt{122}}</math>. Now we need the length of <math>BC</math>, which is <math>\sqrt{(23 - 12)^2 + (20 - 19)^2} = \sqrt{122}</math>. The area of <math>\triangle ABC</math> is <math>70 = \frac{1}{2}bh = \frac{1}{2}\left(\frac{|56p - 980|}{\sqrt{122}}\right) \cdot \sqrt{122}</math>. Thus, <math>|28p - 490| = 70</math>, and <math>p = 15,\ 20</math>. We are looking for <math>p + q = -4p + 107 = 47,\ 27</math>. The maximum possible value of <math>p + q = \fbox{047}</math>. | ||
− | + | == Solution 3 == | |
− | + | Again, the [[midpoint]] <math>M</math> of [[line segment]] <math>\overline{BC}</math> is at <math>\left(\frac{35}{2}, \frac{39}{2}\right)</math>. Let <math>A'</math> be the point <math>(17, 22)</math>, which lies along the line through <math>M</math> of slope <math>-5</math>. The area of triangle <math>A'BC</math> can be computed in a number of ways (one possibility: extend <math>A'B</math> until it hits the line <math>y = 19</math>, and subtract one triangle from another), and each such calculation gives an area of 14. This is <math>\frac{1}{5}</math> of our needed area, so we simply need the point <math>A</math> to be 5 times as far from <math>M</math> as <math>A'</math> is. Thus <math>A = \left(\frac{35}{2}, \frac{39}{2}\right) \pm 5\left(-\frac{1}{2}, \frac{5}{2}\right)</math>, and the sum of coordinates will be larger if we take the positive value, so <math>A = \left(\frac{35}{2} - \frac{5}2, \frac{39}{2} + \frac{25}{2}\right)</math> and the answer is <math>\frac{35}{2} - \frac{5}2 + \frac{39}{2} + \frac{25}{2} = \fbox{047}</math>. | |
− | + | == Solution 4 == | |
− | + | Plug points into the [[Shoelace Theorem]]. This will provide you with the equation <math>|-p - 197 + 11q| = 140</math>. The find the midpoint of the line <math>BC</math> which is <math>(17.5,19.5)</math>. Now using this post and the given slope of the median, <math>-5</math>, using basic algebra we can find the equation of the median which is <math>q = -5p + 107</math>. Now that we have been given <math>q</math> in terms of <math>p</math> plug this equation back into <math>|-p - 197 + 11q| = 140</math>. The result is the equation <math>|980 - 56p| = 140</math>. Solve this equation for two possible answers <math>p = 15, 20</math>. Plugging into <math>q = -5p + 107</math> these inputs produce <math>q</math> values <math>32</math> and <math>7</math>. Obviously <math>15 + 32</math> is the greater sum so the answer is <math>47</math> and we are done. | |
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Problem
Triangle lies in the cartesian plane and has an area of . The coordinates of and are and respectively, and the coordinates of are The line containing the median to side has slope Find the largest possible value of
Solution 1
The midpoint of line segment is . The equation of the median can be found by . Cross multiply and simplify to yield that , so .
Use determinants to find that the area of is (note that there is a missing absolute value; we will assume that the other solution for the triangle will give a smaller value of , which is provable by following these steps over again). We can calculate this determinant to become . Thus, .
Setting this equation equal to the equation of the median, we get that , so . Solving produces that . Substituting backwards yields that ; the solution is .
Solution 2
Using the equation of the median from above, we can write the coordinates of as . The equation of is , so . In general form, the line is . Use the equation for the distance between a line and point to find the distance between and (which is the height of ): . Now we need the length of , which is . The area of is . Thus, , and . We are looking for . The maximum possible value of .
Solution 3
Again, the midpoint of line segment is at . Let be the point , which lies along the line through of slope . The area of triangle can be computed in a number of ways (one possibility: extend until it hits the line , and subtract one triangle from another), and each such calculation gives an area of 14. This is of our needed area, so we simply need the point to be 5 times as far from as is. Thus , and the sum of coordinates will be larger if we take the positive value, so and the answer is .
Solution 4
Plug points into the Shoelace Theorem. This will provide you with the equation . The find the midpoint of the line which is . Now using this post and the given slope of the median, , using basic algebra we can find the equation of the median which is . Now that we have been given in terms of plug this equation back into . The result is the equation . Solve this equation for two possible answers . Plugging into these inputs produce values and . Obviously is the greater sum so the answer is and we are done.
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