2009 AIME I Problems/Problem 5
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Problem
Triangle has and . Points and are located on and respectively so that , and is the angle bisector of angle . Let be the point of intersection of and , and let be the point on line for which is the midpoint of . If , find .
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Solution 1
Since is the midpoint of and , quadrilateral is a parallelogram, which implies and is similar to
Thus,
Now let's apply the angle bisector theorem.
Solution 2
Using the diagram above, we can solve this problem by using mass points. By angle bisector theorem: So, we can weight as and as and as . Since is the midpoint of and , the weight of is equal to the weight of , which equals . Also, since the weight of is and is , we can weight as .
By the definition of mass points, By vertical angles, angle angle . Also, it is given that and .
By the SAS congruence, = . So, = = . Since ,
Solution 3 (Law of Cosines Bash)
Using the diagram from solution , we can also utilize the fact that forms a parallelogram. Because of that, we know that .
Applying the angle bisector theorem to , we get that \frac{225}{300} = \frac{3}{4}.MK = KP = 3xBP = 4x$.
Now, apply law of cosines on$ (Error compiling LaTeX. ! Missing $ inserted.)\triangle CKP\triangle CPB.\angle KCP = \angle PCB = \alpha$, then the law of cosines gives the following system of equations:
<cmath>9x^2 = 225^2 + 180^2 - 2\cdot 225 \cdot 180 \cdot \cos \alpha</cmath> <cmath> 16x^2 = 180^2 + 300^2 - 2 \cdot 180 \cdot 300 \cdot \cos a\lpha.</cmath>
Bashing those out, we get that$ (Error compiling LaTeX. ! Missing $ inserted.)x = 15 \sqrt{13}\cos \alpha = \frac{7}{10}.\cos \alpha = \frac{7}{10}\cos 2 \cdot \alpha = -\frac{1}{50}.\triangle ABCAB$.
We get: <cmath>AB^2 = 450^2 + 300^2 - 2 \cdot 450 \cdot 300 \cdot \left(- \frac{1}{50} \right).</cmath>
Bashing gives$ (Error compiling LaTeX. ! Missing $ inserted.)AB = 30 \sqrt{331}.\triangle ABC\frac{AL}{BL} = \frac{450}{300} = \frac[3}{2}.AL = 18 \sqrt{331}BL = 12 \sqrt{331}.\triangle ALC\triangle BLCLC$.
We get the following system:
<cmath>(18 \sqrt{331})^2 = 450^2 + LC^2 - 2 \cdot 450 \cdot LC \cdot \frac{7}{10}</cmath> <cmath>(12 \sqrt{331})^2 = LC^2 + 300^2 - 2 \cdot 300 \cdot LC \cdot \frac{7}{10}</cmath>
The first equation gives$ (Error compiling LaTeX. ! Missing $ inserted.)LC = 252378LC = 252 or 168$.
The only value that satisfies both equations is$ (Error compiling LaTeX. ! Missing $ inserted.)LC = 252LP = LC - PC$, we have
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