# Difference between revisions of "2011 AIME I Problems/Problem 4"

## Problem 4

In triangle $ABC$, $AB=125$, $AC=117$ and $BC=120$. The angle bisector of angle $A$ intersects $\overline{BC}$ at point $L$, and the angle bisector of angle $B$ intersects $\overline{AC}$ at point $K$. Let $M$ and $N$ be the feet of the perpendiculars from $C$ to $\overline{BK}$ and $\overline{AL}$, respectively. Find $MN$.

## Solution

Extend ${CM}$ and ${CN}$ such that they intersects lines ${AB}$ at points $P$ and $Q$, respectively. Since ${BM}$ is the angle bisector of angle B,and ${CM}$ is perpendicular to ${BM}$ ,so , $BP=BC=120$, M is the midpoint of ${CP}$ .For the same reason,$AQ=AC=117$,N is the midpoint of ${CQ}$. Hence$MN=\frac{PQ}{2}$.But $PQ=BP+AQ-AB=120+117-125=112$,so$MN=\boxed{56}$.