# Difference between revisions of "2015 AMC 10B Problems/Problem 22"

## Problem

In the figure shown below, $ABCDE$ is a regular pentagon and $AG=1$. What is $FG + JH + CD$? $[asy] pair A=(cos(pi/5)-sin(pi/10),cos(pi/10)+sin(pi/5)), B=(2*cos(pi/5)-sin(pi/10),cos(pi/10)), C=(1,0), D=(0,0), E1=(-sin(pi/10),cos(pi/10)); //(0,0) is a convenient point //E1 to prevent conflict with direction E(ast) pair F=intersectionpoints(D--A,E1--B)[0], G=intersectionpoints(A--C,E1--B)[0], H=intersectionpoints(B--D,A--C)[0], I=intersectionpoints(C--E1,D--B)[0], J=intersectionpoints(E1--C,D--A)[0]; draw(A--B--C--D--E1--A); draw(A--D--B--E1--C--A); draw(F--I--G--J--H--F); label("A",A,N); label("B",B,E); label("C",C,SE); label("D",D,SW); label("E",E1,W); label("F",F,NW); label("G",G,NE); label("H",H,E); label("I",I,S); label("J",J,W); [/asy]$ $\textbf{(A) } 3 \qquad\textbf{(B) } 12-4\sqrt5 \qquad\textbf{(C) } \dfrac{5+2\sqrt5}{3} \qquad\textbf{(D) } 1+\sqrt5 \qquad\textbf{(E) } \dfrac{11+11\sqrt5}{10}$

## Solution 1

Triangle $AFG$ is isosceles, so $AG=AF=1$. $FJ = FG$ since $\triangle FGJ$ is also isosceles. Using the symmetry of pentagon $FGHIJ$, notice that $\triangle JHG \cong \triangle AFG$. Therefore, $JH=AF=1$.

Since $\triangle AJH \sim \triangle AFG$, $$\frac{JH}{AF+FJ}=\frac{FG}{FA}$$. $$\frac{1}{1+FG} = \frac{FG}1$$ $$1 = FG^2 + FG$$ $$FG^2+FG-1 = 0$$ $$FG = \frac{-1 \pm \sqrt{5} }{2}$$

So, $FG=\frac{-1 + \sqrt{5}}{2}$ since $FG$ must be greater than 0.

Notice that $CD = AE = AJ = AF + FJ = 1 + \frac{-1 + \sqrt{5}}{2} = \frac{1 + \sqrt{5}}{2}$.

Therefore, $FG+JH+CD=\frac{-1+\sqrt5}2+1+\frac{1+\sqrt5}2=\boxed{\mathbf{(D)}\ 1+\sqrt{5}\ }$

## Solution 2 (Trigonometry)

Note that since $ABCDE$ is a regular pentagon, all of its interior angles are $108^\circ$. We can say that pentagon $FGHIJ$ is also regular by symmetry. So, all of the interior angles of $FGHIJ$ are $108^\circ$. Now, we can angle chase and use trigonometry to get that $FG=2\sin18^\circ$, $JH=2\sin18^\circ*(2\sin18^\circ+1)$, and $DC=2\sin18^\circ*(2\sin18^\circ+2)$. Adding these together, we get that $FG+JH+CD=2\sin18^\circ*(4+4\sin18^\circ)=8\sin18^\circ*(1+\sin18^\circ)$. Because calculators were not permitted in the 2015 AMC 10B, we can not use a calculator to find out which of the options is equal to $8\sin18^\circ*(1+\sin18^\circ)$, but we can find that this is closest to $\boxed{\mathbf{(D)}\ 1+\sqrt{5}\ }$.

## Solution 3

When you first see this problem you can't help but see similar triangles. But this shape is filled with $36 - 72 - 72$ triangles throwing us off. First, let us write our answer in terms of one side length. I chose to write it in terms of $FG$ so we can apply similar triangles easily. To simplify the process lets write $FG$ as $x$.

First what is $JH$ in terms of $x$, also remember $AJ = 1+x$: $$\frac{JH}{1+x}=\frac{x}{1}$$$JH$ = ${x}^2+x$

Next, find $DC$ in terms of $x$, also remember $AD = 2+x$: $$\frac{DC}{2+x}=\frac{x}{1}$$$DC$ = ${x}^2+2x$

So adding all the $FG + JH + CD$ we get $2{x}^2+4x$. Now we have to find out what x is. For this, we break out a bit of trig. Let's look at $\triangle AFG$ By the law of sines: $$\frac{x}{sin(36)}=\frac{1}{sin(72)}$$ $$x=\frac{sin(36)}{sin(72)}$$

Now by the double angle identities in trig. $sin(72) = 2sin(36)cos(36)$ substituting in $$x=\frac{1}{2cos(36)}$$

A good thing to memorize for AMC and AIME is the exact values for all the nice sines and cosines. You would then know that: $cos(36)$= $$\frac{1 + \sqrt{5}}{4}$$

so now we know: $$x = \frac{2}{1+\sqrt{5}} = \frac{-1+\sqrt{5}}{2}$$

Substituting back into $2{x}^2+4x$ we get $FG+JH+CD=\boxed{\mathbf{(D)}\ 1+\sqrt{5}\ }$

## Solution 4 (Answer choices)

Notice that $A$ is trisected, meaning that $$AG=BH=EJ=JH=1$$. Since $JH=1$, and the other lines we are supposed to solve for do not look like they can contribute to the whole number value, it is likely that $\boxed{\mathbf{(D)}\ 1+\sqrt{5}\ }$ is our answer.

Note: Only do this if low on time since there could potentially be a weird figure affecting the $1$.

## Solution 6

Notice that $\angle AFG=\angle AFB$ and $\angle FAG=\angle ABF$, so we have $\bigtriangleup AFG=\bigtriangleup BAF$. Thus $$\frac{AF}{FG}=\frac{FB}{JH}$$ $$\frac{AF}{FG}=\frac{FG+GB}{AF}$$ $$\frac{1}{FG}=\frac{FG+1}{1}$$ Solving the equation gets $FG=\frac{\sqrt{5}-1}{2}$.

Since $\bigtriangleup AFG=\bigtriangleup AJH$ $$\frac{AF}{FG}=\frac{AJ}{JH}$$ $$\frac{AF}{FG}=\frac{AF+FJ}{JH}$$ $$\frac{AF}{FG}=\frac{AF+FG}{JH}$$ $$\frac{1}{\frac{\sqrt{5}-1}{2}}=\frac{1+\frac{\sqrt{5}-1}{2}}{JH}$$ Solving the equation gets $JH=1$.

Since $\bigtriangleup AFG=\bigtriangleup ADC$ $$\frac{AF}{FG}=\frac{AD}{DC}$$ $$\frac{AF}{FG}=\frac{AD+FJ+JD}{DC}$$ $$\frac{AF}{FG}=\frac{2AF+FG}{DC}$$ $$\frac{1}{\frac{\sqrt{5}-1}{2}}=\frac{2+\frac{\sqrt{5}-1}{2}}{DC}$$ Solving the equation gets $DC=\frac{\sqrt{5}+1}{2}$

Finally adding them up gets $FG+JH+DC=\frac{\sqrt{5}-1}{2}+1+\frac{\sqrt{5}+1}{2}=1+\sqrt{5}$ $\boxed{\mathrm{(D)}}$

Note: this solution might be a bit complicated but it definitely works when none of the cleverer symmetries in Solution 1 is noticed.

~ Nafer

## See Also

 2015 AMC 10B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) Preceded byProblem 21 Followed byProblem 23 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • 18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • 24 • 25 All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions

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