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In triangle <math>ABC</math>, <math>AB=\frac{20}{11} AC</math>. The angle bisector of <math>\ang A</math> intersects <math>BC</math> at point <math>D</math>, and point <math>M</math> is the midpoint of <math>AD</math>. Let <math>P</math> be the point of the intersection of <math>AC</math> and <math>BM</math>. The ratio of <math>CP</math> to <math>PA</math> can be expressed in the form <math>\dfrac{m}{n}</math>, where <math>m</math> and <math>n</math> are relatively prime positive integers. Find <math>m+n</math>. | In triangle <math>ABC</math>, <math>AB=\frac{20}{11} AC</math>. The angle bisector of <math>\ang A</math> intersects <math>BC</math> at point <math>D</math>, and point <math>M</math> is the midpoint of <math>AD</math>. Let <math>P</math> be the point of the intersection of <math>AC</math> and <math>BM</math>. The ratio of <math>CP</math> to <math>PA</math> can be expressed in the form <math>\dfrac{m}{n}</math>, where <math>m</math> and <math>n</math> are relatively prime positive integers. Find <math>m+n</math>. | ||
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Revision as of 19:17, 3 April 2011
Problem 4
In triangle , . The angle bisector of $\ang A$ (Error compiling LaTeX. ! Undefined control sequence.) intersects at point , and point is the midpoint of . Let be the point of the intersection of and . The ratio of to can be expressed in the form , where and are relatively prime positive integers. Find .
Solution
Solution 1
Let be on such that . It follows that , so by the Angle Bisector Theorem. Similarly, we see by the midline theorem that . Thus, and .
Solution 2
Assign mass points as follows: by Angle-Bisector Theorem, , so we assign . Since , then , and .
Solution 3
By Menelaus' Theorem on with transversal , [/hide]
See also
2011 AIME II (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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