# Wooga Looga Theorem

## Contents

# Definition

If there is and points on the sides respectively such that , then the ratio .

Created by Foogle and Hoogle of The Ooga Booga Tribe of The Caveman Society

# Proofs

## Proof 1

Proof by Gogobao:

We have:

We have:

Therefore

So we have

## Proof 2

Proof by franzliszt

Apply Barycentrics w.r.t. . Then . We can also find that . In the barycentric coordinate system, the area formula is where is a random triangle and is the reference triangle. Using this, we find that

## Proof 3

Proof by RedFireTruck (talk) 12:11, 1 February 2021 (EST):

WLOG we let , , for , . We then use Shoelace Forumla to get . We then figure out that , , and so we know that by Shoelace Formula . We know that for all so .

## Proof 4

Proof by ishanvannadil2008:

Just use jayasharmaramankumarguptareddybavarajugopal's lemma. (Thanks to tenebrine)

# Application 1

## Problem

The Wooga Looga Theorem states that the solution to this problem by franzliszt:

In points are on sides such that . Find the ratio of to .

## Solution 1

One solution is this one by RedFireTruck (talk) 12:11, 1 February 2021 (EST):

WLOG let , , . Then by Shoelace Theorem and , , . Then by Shoelace Theorem. Therefore the answer is .

## Solution 2

or this solution by franzliszt:

We apply Barycentric Coordinates w.r.t. . Let . Then we find that . In the barycentric coordinate system, the area formula is where is a random triangle and is the reference triangle. Using this, we find that

## Solution 3

or this solution by aaja3427:

According the the Wooga Looga Theorem, It is . This is

## Solution 4

or this solution by AoPS user ilovepizza2020:

We use the to instantly get . (Note: You can only use this method when you are not in a contest, as this method is so overpowered that the people behind mathematics examinations decided to ban it.)

## Solution 5

or this solution by eduD_looC:

This is a perfect application of the Adihaya Jayasharmaramankumarguptareddybavarajugopal's Lemma, which results in the answer being . A very beautiful application, which leaves graders and readers speechless. Great for math contests with proofs.

## Solution 6

or this solution by CoolJupiter:

Wow. All of your solutions are slow, compared to my sol:

By math, we have .

~CoolJupiter ^ | EVERYONE USE THIS SOLUTION IT'S BRILLIANT ~bsu1

Yes, very BRILLIANT!

~ TheAoPSLebron

## The Best Solution

By the principle, we get . Definitely the best method. When asked, please say that OlympusHero taught you this method. Because he did.

## Easiest Solution

The answer is clearly . We leave the proof and intermediate steps to the reader as an exercise.

# Application 2

## Problem

The Wooga Looga Theorem states that the solution to this problem by Matholic:

The figure below shows a triangle ABC whose area is . If , find

~LaTeX-ifyed by RP3.1415

## Solution 1

is this solution by franzliszt:

We apply Barycentric Coordinates w.r.t. . Let . Then we find that . In the barycentric coordinate system, the area formula is where is a random triangle and is the reference triangle. Using this, we find that so .

## Solution 2

or this solution by RedFireTruck (talk) 12:11, 1 February 2021 (EST):

By the Wooga Looga Theorem, . We are given that so

# Application 3

## Problem

The Wooga Looga Theorem states that the solution to this problem by RedFireTruck:

Find the ratio if and in the diagram below.

## Solution 1

is this solution by franzliszt:

By the Wooga Looga Theorem, . Notice that is the medial triangle of **Wooga Looga Triangle ** of . So and by Chain Rule ideas.

## Solution 2

or this solution by franzliszt:

Apply Barycentrics w.r.t. so that . Then . And .

In the barycentric coordinate system, the area formula is where is a random triangle and is the reference triangle. Using this, we find that

# Application 4

## Problem

Let be a triangle and be points on sides and respectively. We have that and similar for the other sides. If the area of triangle is , then what is the area of triangle ? (By ilovepizza2020)

## Solution 1

By Franzliszt

By Wooga Looga, so the answer is .

## Solution 2

By franzliszt

Apply Barycentrics w.r.t. . Then . We can also find that . In the barycentric coordinate system, the area formula is where is a random triangle and is the reference triangle. Using this, we find thatSo the answer is .

## Solution 3

A long story short, the answer must be by the inverse of the Inverse Wooga Looga Theorem

# Testimonials

Pogpr0 = wooga looga - Ladka13 The Wooga Looga Theorem can be used to prove many problems and should be a part of any geometry textbook. ~ilp2020

Thanks for rediscovering our theorem RedFireTruck - Foogle and Hoogle of The Ooga Booga Tribe of The Caveman Society

Franzlist is wooga looga howsopro - volkie boy

this is in fact a pretty sensible theorem. Nothing to be so excited about, though. ~DofL

The Wooga Looga Theorem is EPIC POGGERS WHOLESOME 100 KEANU CHUNGUS AMAZING SKILL THEOREM!!!!!1!!!111111 -centslordm

The Wooga Looga Theorem is amazing and can be applied to so many problems and should be taught in every school. - RedFireTruck (talk) 11:00, 1 February 2021 (EST)

The Wooga Looga Theorem is the best. -aaja3427

The Wooga Looga Theorem is needed for everything and it is great-hi..

The Wooga Looga Theorem was made by the author of the 5th Testimonial, RedFireTruck, which means they are the ooga booga tribe... proof: go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC50E9TuLIMWbOPUX45xZPaQ and click "about". now copy and paste the aops URL. you got RedFireTruck! Great Job! now go check out his thread for post milestones, https://artofproblemsolving.com/community/c3h2319596, and give him a friend request! -FPT

This theorem has helped me with school and I am no longer failing my math class. -mchang

I, who [u]rarely[\u] edits the AoPS Wiki, has edited this to show how amazing this theorem is! The Wooga Looga theorem has actually helped me on a school test, a math competition, and more! My teacher got upset at me for not doing it the way I she taught it though - ChrisalonaLiverspur

"I can't believe AoPS books don't have this amazing theorem. If you need help with math, you can depend on caveman." ~CoolJupiter

Before the Wooga Looga Theorem, I had NO IDEA how to solve any hard geo. But, now that I've learned it, I can solve hard geo in 7 seconds ~ ilp2020 (2nd testimonial by me)

Too powerful... ~franzliszt

The Wooga Looga Theorem is so pro ~ ac142931

It is so epic and awesome that it will blow the minds of people if they saw this ~ ac142931(2nd testimonial by me)

This theorem changed my life... ~ samrocksnature

Math competitions need to ban the use of the Wooga Looga Theorem, it's just too good. ~ jasperE3

It actually can be. I never thought I'd say this, but the Wooga Looga theorem is a legit theorem. ~ jasperE3

This is franzliszt and I endorse this theorem. ~franzliszt

This theorem is too OP. ~bestzack66

This is amazing! However much it looks like a joke, it is a legitimate - and powerful - theorem. -Supernova283

Wooga Looga Theorem is extremely useful. Someone needs to make a handout on this so everyone can obtain the power of Wooga Looga ~RP3.1415

The Wooga Looga cavemen were way ahead of their time. Good job (dead) guys! -HIA2020

It's like the Ooga Booga Theorem (also OP), but better!!! - BobDBuilder321

The Wooga Looga Theorem is a special case of Routh's Theorem. So this wiki article is DEFINITELY needed. -peace

I actually thought this was a joke theorem until I read this page - HumanCalculator9

I endorse the Wooga Looga theorem for its utter usefulness and seriousness. -HamstPan38825

This is *almost* as OP as the Adihaya Jayasharmaramankumarguptareddybavarajugopal Lemma. Needs to be nerfed. -CoolCarsonTheRun

~~I ReAlLy don't get it - Senguamar~~ HOW DARE YOU!!!!

The Wooga Looga Theorem is the base of all geometry. It is so OP that even I don't understand how to use it.

thos theroem is very prO ~ themathboi101

You know what, this is jayasharmaramankumarguptareddybavarajugopal's lemma - Ishan

If only I knew this on some contests that I had done previously... - JacobJB

The Wooga Looga Theorem is so pr0 that it needs to be nerfed. - rocketsri

"The Wooga Looga Theorem should be used in contests and should be part of geometry books." ~ Aops-g5-gethsemanea2 (talk) 21:56, 21 December 2020 (EST)

The Wooga Looga Theorem is so OP BRUH

thank for the theorem it is trivial by 1/2 ab sin(C) formula but very helpful I have used it zero times so far in competitions so it is of great use thank - bussie

I have no idea what is going on here - awesomeguy856

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this theorem is bad

poggers theorem - awesomeming327

The Wooga Looga theorem is very OP and not to be frowned upon - Yelly314

person who invented Wooga Looga theorem is orz orz orz wooga looga theorem OP, citing it on ANY olympiad test = instant full marks -awesomeness_in_a_bun

Wooga Looga Theorem is TRASH.

HOW DARE YOU @above and @5above DISRESPECT THE WOOGA LOOGA THEOREM. THIS IS THE MOST OP THEOREM EVER AND CAN BE USED TO SOLVE EVERY PROBLEM. BECAUSE OF THIS THEOREM, I GOT A 187 ON AMC 10A AND 10B, a 665 on the AIME, AND A 420 ON THE USA(J)MO THIS YEAR. I HAVE ALSO USED THIS TO PROVE THE GOLDBACH CONJECTURE, THE TWIN PRIME CONJECTURE, EVERY SINGLE IMO PROBLEM, AND I HAVE PROVED THE RIEMANN HYPOTHESIS. I ALSO INVENTED HAND SANITIZER THAT KILLS 100% OF BACTERIA, MILK THAT IS 0% MILK, AND A TIME MACHINE WITH THIS THEOREM. THANK YOU SO MUCH @RedFireTruck FOR THIS LEGENDARY THEOREM. I WILL ALWAYS BE INDEBTED TO YOU.

Now I know how @Louis_Vuitton got so much smarter than me! :rotfl:

this is the shoddiest theorem i have ever seen

orz theorem - tigerzhang