Sunday, August 3, 2008

Elearn Geometry Problem 153

See complete Problem 153
Circumscribed Quadrilateral, Diagonals Concurrent with Chords. Level: High School, SAT Prep, College geometry

Post your solutions or ideas in the comments.


  1. AB cut CD at O and OE=OG, DH/HA*AE/EO*OG/GD=1, so BD,FH,CA concur, similarly, so is EG.

  2. The above proof is wrong!!

    EG,FH cuts BD at M,M'
    referring to Proposed Problem 152

  3. A more "explicit" solution to problem 153.
    Let’s admit that EG meets BD at M, and FH meets BD at M’. By problem 152, BE/GD = BM/MD, or BF/HD = BM/MD. Also BF/HD = BM’/M’D, so BM’/M’D = BM/MD and M = M’. Thus EG, BD and FH are concurrent at M.
    Similarly we can prove that EG, AC and FH are concurrent at a point which can only be M, because it’s the intersection between EG and FH.
    Hence diagonals AC and BD are concurrent with chords EG and FH at M.

  4. In AEBFCD, lines AC, BD and EG concur by Brianchon's theorem.
    In ABFCDH, lines AC, BD and FH concur by Brianchon's theorem.

    So BD, AC, EG and FH concur.