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Complete Problem 330

Level: High School, SAT Prep, College geometry

## Thursday, July 30, 2009

### Problem 330. Cyclic quadrilateral, Perpendicular diagonals, Area, Circumcenter

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area,
circumcenter,
cyclic quadrilateral,
diagonal,
perpendicular

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Draw OM, ON perpendicular to AD, CD respectively. Given that AC is perpendicular to BD and that ABCD is cyclic, we can say, as a consequence of Brahmagupta’s Theorem, that OM = BC/2 and ON = AB/2.

ReplyDeleteNow, Quad. AOCD = Tr. OAC + Tr. ODC = (1/2)(AD*OM+CD*ON)=(1/4)(AD*BC+CD*AB) ----------(1)

By Ptolemy’s Theorem, AD*BC+CD*AB = BD*AC = BD (AE+EC) = BD*AE + BD*CE = 2(Tr.ABD+Tr.DCB)

Or AD*BC+ CD*AB = 2(Tr.ABD+Tr.DCB)=2(Quad ABCD) --------(2)

Combining equations (1) & (2), we’ve: Quad. AOCD = (1/4)( 2*Quad ABCD) = (1/2)*(Quad. ABCD)

Now, Quad. ABCO = Quad ABCD – Quad AOCD =Quad. ABCD – (1/2)*(Qud. ABCD) =(1/2)*(Quad. ABCD)

Or Quad AOCD = Quad. ABCO.

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ReplyDeleteRobert

Trianlges BCO and ADO have the same area becauss angles BOC and AOD are supplementary.

ReplyDeleteSo are triangles ABO and CDO.

That ends a proof.