2006 Romanian NMO Problems/Grade 7/Problem 1

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Problem

Let $ABC$ be a triangle and the points $M$ and $N$ on the sides $AB$ respectively $BC$, such that $2 \cdot \frac{CN}{BC} = \frac{AM}{AB}$. Let $P$ be a point on the line $AC$. Prove that the lines $MN$ and $NP$ are perpendicular if and only if $PN$ is the interior angle bisector of $\angle MPC$. Let L be a point on BC such that N is the midpoint of LC, then 2CN=LC, the given information is the same as LC/BC=AM/AB, applicating Thales theorem it follows that ML is parallel to AC.

Let R be the point on MN such that MN=NR, in view of MN=NR and LN=NC it follows that RLMC is a parallelogram, implying that CR is parallel to ML, but we know that ML is parallel to AC, then A,C,R are collineal.

MN is perpendicular to PN if and only if NP is the perpendicular bisector of MC if and only if PN is the angle bisector of MPR if and only if PN is the angle bisector of MPC, as requiered.

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