Friday, October 18, 2013

Geometry Problem 932: Square, Midpoint, Diagonal, Ratio 3:1, Angle Measure, Congruence

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

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Online Geometry Problem 932: Square, Midpoint, Diagonal, Ratio 3:1, Angle Measure, Congruence

5 comments:

  1. This problem is similar to problem 879. refer to links below for solution
    http://gogeometry.blogspot.com/2013/05/problem-879-square-midpoint-diagonal.html
    http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/6976/problem897.png

    angle(FED)=angle(EDF)= 45 so angle(EFD)=90

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  2. As shown by Peter, it's easy to show that FE=FD and ///ly FB=FE. Thus, a circle drawn with F as the centre and radius=FE passes through points D & B as well. Therefore, /_DFE=2*/_DBE =90°

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  3. A graphical solution: http://bleaug.free.fr/gogeometry/932.png

    bleaug

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  4. Let A(0,0), B (0,4a), C(4a,4a), D(4a,0) be the vertices.
    Clearly E(2a,4a) and F(a,a) are the other points.
    EF^2 = 10a^2 = DF^2, ED^2 = 20a^2.
    ED^2 = EF^2+ DF^2.
    By Pythagoras EFD is a right angle.

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  5. Let m(ADF)=x=> m(AFD)=135-x
    Join BF and the triangles AFD and AFB are congruent (SAS) => BF=FD and m(BFA)=135-x -----------(1)
    Join BD,DB and form the triangle BED
    Observe that in the triangle BED, BE/BD = AF/AD and m(DAF)=m(DBE)=45
    => BED is similar to AFD and m(BFD) = 135-x => 1/2m(BFD) ---------(2)
    From (1) and (2), F is the circumcenter of triangle BED and m(EFD)=2.m(EBD)=90

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