Proposed Problem

Try to use elementary geometry (Euclid's Elements.)

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Level: High School, SAT Prep, College geometry

## Thursday, March 26, 2009

### Problem 274: Isosceles Triangle, 80-80-20, Angles

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how this is solved?

ReplyDeleteThis is "World's Hardest Easy Geometry Problem".

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ReplyDeletesolution?

ReplyDeleteExterior design of the triangle ABC ,equilateral triangle BEL .Join the L to C intersecting AB at K and AD to F .Then triangle BEC=triangle LEC (LE=BE, CE=CE, <CEB=150=<CEL=360-60-150 ).So LC=BC=AB, <ECK=10, <AKC=40 and triangle KFD is equilateral (triangle AKC=

Triangle ADC, AKDC is isosceles trapezoid),or KF=KD=FD. But <AFC=60=2.30=2.<AEC, so AF=

FC=AC=FE and <KEF=<KAF=20.Therefore <KFE=20 so KE=KF=KD=FD.Then <DEF=<DKF/2=

60/2=30. But <FEC=<FCE=10 ,so <DEC=x=30-10=20.

Let point K is symmetric of C with respect to AB then KB=CB=AB and triangle KEC is

ReplyDeleteEquilateral or KE=KC=EC. Forming an equilateral triangle LBD (L is the left of the E).

Triangle LBK= triangle ABD (KB=AB, LB=BD, <LBK=20=<ABD). Then KL=AD=BD=LB=LD

Therefore the point M is the center of the circumscribed triangle KBD, then <DKB=

(<DLB)/2=60/2=30 and <CKD=70-30=40. Then <KDC=180-70-40=70=<KCD . Therefore

KD=KC=KE and the point K is the center of the circumscribed triangle CDE.Then

<CED=x=(<CKD)/2=40/2=20.

APOSTOLIS MANOLOUDIS 4 HIGH SHCOOL OF KORRYDALLOS GREECE

Solution 3 problem 274

ReplyDeleteThe cycle (A, AB) intersects the BC, EC and AB in points K, L, M respectively.Τhen <CAK=

<KAL=<LAD=<DAM=20 ,and triangle AKM is equilateral,but <KAD=<KDA=40, so DK=AK=

MK=MA .Then the point K is the center of the circumscribed triangle AMD ,so <MDA=

(<MKA)/2=60/2=30. But triangle AMD= triangle ALD (MA=AK, AD=AD,<MAD=20=<LAD)

Then <ADL=<ADM=30 ,so <AEL=<ADL=30. Therefore <LED=LAD=20.

Solution 4 problem 274

ReplyDeleteFollowing on ΑD get the point M such that AB=AF then know that AC=BE,but triangle ABC=

Triangle ABF so AC=BE=BF. The cycle (B, BF) intersect the AF in K,then <KBF=20 and

Triangle BEK is equilateral or BE=BK=EK=DK (<KDB=<KBD) so the point K is the center of the circumscribed triangle EBD ,then <EDB=(<EKB)/2=60/2=30. Therefore <DEC=

<EDB-<ECD=30-10=20.

APOSTOLIS MANOLOUDIS 4 HIGH SHCOOL OF KORRYDALLOS GREECE