Sunday, May 18, 2008

Elearn Geometry Problem 9

Geometry Problem, Triangle, Angles

See complete Problem 9 at:
www.gogeometry.com/problem/problem009.htm

Triangle, Angles, Congruence. Level: High School, SAT Prep, College geometry

Post your solutions or ideas in the comments.

11 comments:

  1. http://geometri-problemleri.blogspot.com/2009/05/problem-22-ve-cozumu.html

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  2. http://ahmetelmas.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/cozumlu-ornekler.pdf

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  3. I am brazilian, sorry for the bad english.
    Let E be the intersection of AC and BD. For triangle AED, angle(AEB) = x + 60. For triangle EBC, angle(ECB) = angle(AEB) – angle(EBC) = x + 60 – (x + 30) = 30.
    So angle(ADB) = 2.angle(ACB), points A, B and C belong to a same circle with center D, AD = DC, triangle ADC is isosceles and x = 10.

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  4. The solution is uploaded to the following link

    https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B6XXCq92fLJJdW5xcjU2OHVxbGM

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  5. As Nilton has pointed out: angle(ADB) = 2* angle(ACB) AND AD = BD which implies that D lies on the perpendicular bisector of AB which, in turn, means that D is the circumcentre of Tr.ABC; hence etc.

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  6. To Ajit: You're right, the condition AD = BD should be mentioned explicitly, though it is said in the enunciate. Thanks for your help.

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  7. Let perpendıcular bısector of AB (passing through D) intersect AC at E; <ADE=30, so <CED=30+x=<CBD and BEDC is cyclic, so <DBE=<DCE=10. As, by symmetry <DAE=<DBE, our answer is <DAE=10.

    Best regards,
    Stan Fulger

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  8. Triangle ABD is equilateral; let the perpendicular bisector of AB intersect AB at E and, clearly <CED=30+x=<CBD, so BEDC is cyclic and <DBE=<DCE=10 ( 1 ). Since by symmetry <DAE=<DBE, we have our answer, x=10.

    Best regards,
    Stan Fulger

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  9. Extend BD to E such that BD = DE

    Then < EAC = < EBC = x+30 and so ABCE is cyclic with D as centre
    Hence Tr. ADC is isoceles and x=10

    Sumith Peiris
    Moratuwa
    Sri Lanka

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  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3K8SkKsaaw

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