See complete Problem 126

Incenter of Triangle, Angle Bisector, Proportions. Level: High School, SAT Prep, College geometry

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## Monday, June 23, 2008

### Elearn Geometry Problem 126

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angle bisector,
area,
curvilinear triangle,
incenter,
incircle,
proportions

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ReplyDeletee/d=[ABCI]/[AIC]=(ar/2+cr/2)/(br/2)=(a+c)/b

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ReplyDeleteFrom B draw a line // to AC

Extend AI and CI to E and F ( see attached sketch)

Note that ∆FBC and ∆ABE are isosceles

So FB=BC=a and AB=BE=c

∆ AIC similar to ∆ EIF ….( Case AA)

So FE/AC=IE/IA=IB/ID

And e/d= (a+c)/b

Solution to problem 126.

ReplyDeleteIn triangle ABC, as BD is the angle bisector of B, then

AB/AD = BC/DC = (AB+BC)/(AD+DC) = (AB+BC)/AC.

In triangle ABD, since AI is the angle bisector of A, then AB/AD = BI/ID.

Hence BI/ID = (AB+BC)/AC, or e/d = (a+c)/b.

To Antonio:

ReplyDeleteIn the enunciate of problem 126, "the angle bisector of A" should be "the angle bisector of B". Am I right?

Thanks, enunciate has been updated.

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