Geometry Problem

Level: Mathematics Education, High School, Honors Geometry, College.

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## Saturday, March 16, 2013

### Problem 863: Circumscribed trapezoid, Inscribed Circle, Tangent, Metric Relations

Labels:
circumscribed,
incircle,
metric relations,
tangent,
trapezoid

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EC=CF,GD=FD

ReplyDeleteEC//GD ,so EK/KD=EC/GD , or EK/KD=CF/FD therefore KE//EC

x/EC=DF/DC so, x/2=5/7 ,x=10/7

CF/CD = x/5

ReplyDeleteFD/CD = x/2

CF/CD + FD/CD = 1

x/5 + x/2 = 1

x = 10/7

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ReplyDeleteNote that Triangle ECK similar to ∆DGK ( case AA)

We have CF/FD=CE/DG=CK/KG

So KG//DG and ∆CKF similar to ∆CGD ( case SAS)

From ∆CKF similar to ∆CGD we have

DG/FK=5/x=CG/CK=(CK+KG)/CK= 1+KG/CK= 7/2

So x=10/7

Fie ABCD un trapez cu bazele AB=a,CD=b in care notam cu O intersectia diagonalelor.Daca notam cu M si N intersectia paralelei prin O la baze cu laturile neparalele avem ca MN este media armonica a bazelor ,MN=2ab/a+b si ON=OM=MN/2 in general,In cazul particular al problemei 863 In trapezulECDG a=2,b=5 si KF=2.2.5/2(2+5)=10/7

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