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Problem
In , and . Let and be points on the line such that , , and . Point is the midpoint of the segment , and point is on ray such that . Then , where and are relatively prime positive integers. Find .
Diagram
Solution 1
As we can see,
is the midpoint of and is the midpoint of
is a triangle, so .
is triangle.
and are parallel lines so is triangle also.
Then if we use those informations we get and
and or
Now we know that , we can find for which is simpler to find.
We can use point to split it up as ,
We can chase those lengths and we would get
, so , so , so
We can also use Law of Sines:
Then using right triangle , we have
So .
And we know that .
Finally if we calculate .
. So our final answer is .
Thank you.
-Gamjawon
Solution 2
Here's a solution that doesn't need .
As above, get to . As in the figure, let be the foot of the perpendicular from to . Then is a 45-45-90 triangle, and is a 30-60-90 triangle. So and ; also, , , and . But and are parallel, both being orthogonal to . Therefore , or , and we're done.
Solution 3
Break our diagram into 2 special right triangle by dropping an altitude from to we then get that Since is a 45-45-90,
We know that and are 30-60-90. Thus,
. So our final answer is .
See also
2014 AIME II (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
Preceded by Problem 13 |
Followed by Problem 15 | |
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