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− | (<math>*</math>) Let <math>ABC</math> be an equilateral triangle and let <math>P</math> be a point on its circumcircle. Let lines <math>PA</math> and <math> | + | (<math>*</math>) Let <math>ABC</math> be an equilateral triangle and let <math>P</math> be a point on its circumcircle. Let lines <math>PA</math> and <math>BC</math> intersect at <math>D</math>; let lines <math>PB</math> and <math>CA</math> intersect at <math>E</math>; and let lines <math>PC</math> and <math>AB</math> intersect at <math>F</math>. Prove that the area of triangle <math>DEF</math> is twice that of triangle <math>ABC</math>. |
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Problem
() Let be an equilateral triangle and let be a point on its circumcircle. Let lines and intersect at ; let lines and intersect at ; and let lines and intersect at . Prove that the area of triangle is twice that of triangle .
Solution
WLOG, let . Let , and . After some angle chasing, we find that and . Therefore, ~ .
Lemma 1: If , then . This lemma results directly from the fact that ~ ; , or .
Lemma 2: . We see that , as desired.
Lemma 3: . We see that However, after some angle chasing and by the Law of Sines in , we have , or , which implies the result.
By the area lemma, we have and .
We see that . Thus, it suffices to show that , or . Rearranging, we find this to be equivalent to , which is Lemma 3, so the result has been proven.
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See also
2017 USAJMO (Problems • Resources) | ||
Preceded by Problem 2 |
Followed by Problem 4 | |
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All USAJMO Problems and Solutions |