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== Introduction == | == Introduction == |
Revision as of 17:22, 14 July 2017
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Introduction
The Angle Bisector Theorem states that given triangle and angle bisector AD, where D is on side BC, then . Likewise, the converse of this theorem holds as well.
Examples
- Let ABC be a triangle with angle bisector AD with D on line segment BC. If and , find AB and AC.
Solution: By the angle bisector theorem, or . Plugging this into and solving for AC gives . We can plug this back in to find . - In triangle ABC, let P be a point on BC and let . Find the value of .
Solution: First, we notice that . Thus, AP is the angle bisector of angle A, making our answer 0. - Part (b), 1959 IMO Problems/Problem 5.