Friday, July 25, 2008

Elearn Geometry Problem 145

See complete Problem 145
Four Triangles, Incircle, Tangent and Parallel to Side, Incenters, Circumcenters. Level: High School, SAT Prep, College geometry

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1 comment:

  1. 1.
    All 4 triangles are similar with all corresponding sides parallel to each others', they are all homothetic to each others. As unique triangle has unique incenter and circumcenter, all shapes of triangles with inscribed and outscribed circles are homothetic to each others, thus d//d1//d2//d3 is obviously true.

    Let W, X, Y and Z be points on DE, HG, EF and MH respectively touching ABC's inscribed circle.
    As WIX and YIZ are collinear, angle bisector EIH is a straight line, so are DIG and MIF.
    As IDE and IGH are two similar triangles with same corresponding heights, they are congruent and DE=HG.
    d:d1:d2:d3=AC:AH:HG:GC => d=d1+d2+d3