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− | Draw the third angle bisector, and denote the point where this bisector intersects AB as P. Using angle bisector theorem, we see <math>AE=48/13 , EC=56/13, AP=16/5, PB=14/5</math>. Applying Van Aubel's | + | Draw the third angle bisector, and denote the point where this bisector intersects <math>AB</math> as <math>P</math>. Using angle bisector theorem, we see <math>AE=48/13 , EC=56/13, AP=16/5, PB=14/5</math>. Applying [https://artofproblemsolving.com/wiki/index.php/Van_Aubel%27s_Theorem Van Aubel's Theorem], <math>AF/FD=(48/13)/(56/13) + (16/5)/(14/5)=(6/7)+(8/7)=14/7=2/1</math>, and so the answer is <math>\boxed{\textbf{(C)}\; 2 : 1}</math>. |
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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 . There are two ways to continue from here:
Note that is the incenter. Then,
Apply the angle bisector theorem on to get
Solution 4
Draw the third angle bisector, and denote the point where this bisector intersects as . Using angle bisector theorem, we see . Applying Van Aubel's Theorem, , and so the answer is .
See Also
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