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Denote <math>[\triangle{ABC}]</math> as the area of triangle ABC and let <math>r</math> be the inradius. Also, as above, use the angle bisector theorem to find that <math>BD = 3</math>. Note that <math>F</math> is the incenter. Then, <math>\frac{AF}{FD} = \frac{[\triangle{AFB}]}{[\triangle{BFD}]} = \frac{AB * \frac{r}{2}}{BD * \frac{r}{2}} = \frac{AB}{BD} = \boxed{\textbf{(C)}\; 2 : 1}</math> | Denote <math>[\triangle{ABC}]</math> as the area of triangle ABC and let <math>r</math> be the inradius. Also, as above, use the angle bisector theorem to find that <math>BD = 3</math>. Note that <math>F</math> is the incenter. Then, <math>\frac{AF}{FD} = \frac{[\triangle{AFB}]}{[\triangle{BFD}]} = \frac{AB * \frac{r}{2}}{BD * \frac{r}{2}} = \frac{AB}{BD} = \boxed{\textbf{(C)}\; 2 : 1}</math> | ||
Revision as of 17:48, 17 February 2016
Problem 12
In , , , and . Point lies on , and bisects . Point lies on , and bisects . The bisectors intersect at . What is the ratio : ?
Solution 1
Applying the angle bisector theorem to with being bisected by , we have
Thus, we have
and cross multiplying and dividing by gives us
Since , we can substitute into the former equation. Therefore, we get , so .
Apply the angle bisector theorem again to with being bisected. This gives us
and since and , we have
Cross multiplying and dividing by gives us
and dividing by gives us
Therefore,
Solution 2
By the angle bisector theorem,
so
Similarly, .
Now, we use mass points. Assign point a mass of .
, so
Similarly, will have a mass of
So
Solution 3
Denote as the area of triangle ABC and let be the inradius. Also, as above, use the angle bisector theorem to find that . Note that is the incenter. Then,
See Also
2016 AMC 12A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | |
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Followed by Problem 13 |
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