2011 AIME I Problems/Problem 4
In triangle , , and . The angle bisector of angle intersects at point , and the angle bisector of angle intersects at point . Let and be the feet of the perpendiculars from to and , respectively. Find .
Extend and such that they intersects lines at points and , respectively. Since is the angle bisector of angle B,and is perpendicular to ,so , , M is the midpoint of .For the same reason,,N is the midpoint of . Hence.But ,so.
Solution 2 (Bash)
Project onto and as and . and are both in-radii of so we get right triangles with legs (the in-radius length) and . Since is the hypotenuse for the 4 triangles ( and ), are con-cyclic on a circle we shall denote as which is also the circumcircle of and . To find , we can use the Law of Cosines on where is the center of . Now, the circumradius can be found with Pythagorean Theorem with or : . To find , we can use the formula and by Heron's, . To find , we can find since . . Thus, and since , we have . Plugging this into our Law of Cosines formula gives . To find , we use LoC on . Our formula now becomes . After simplifying, we get .
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