Sunday, April 6, 2014

Math: Geometry Problem 1002: Triangle, Circumcircle, Cevian, Parallel Lines, Cyclic Quadrilateral, Concyclic Points

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

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Online Math: Geometry Problem 1002: Triangle, Circumcircle, Cevian, Parallel Lines, Cyclic Quadrilateral, Concyclic Points

4 comments:

  1. Denote 3 angles of triangle ABC as α, β, γ
    Let FB cut circle DBC at G’, We will prove that EG’ // to AB=> G coincide to G’
    As EF//BC we have ∠(ACB)= ∠(AEF)= γ
    Since BDCG’ is cyclic => ∠(ACB)= ∠(BG’D)= ∠(FG’D)= γ => FDEG’ is cyclic
    Since FBDA is cyclic => ∠(BAD)= ∠(BFD)= α
    In triangle DFG’ since ∠(DFG’)= α and ∠(FG’D)= γ so ∠(FDG’)= ∠(FEG’)= β
    Angle (CEG) supplement to ∠(DEG’)= β+ γ so ∠(CEG)= α => EG’//AB
    So point G’ coincides to G and DEGF is cyclic

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    1. >We will prove that EG’ // to AB
      Peter, how to prove?

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    2. See correction of last lines below due to typo error:
      Angle (CEG') supplement to ∠(DEG’)= β+ γ so ∠(CEG')= α => EG’//AB
      So point G’ coincides to G and DEGF is cyclic

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  2. Richard RodriguezAugust 1, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Angle (AFB) = Angle (BDC). So then Angle(BGC) = 180 - Angle(BDC) = 180 - Angle(AFB). Therefore, AF//GC. As a consequence, Angle(FAD)=180 - Angle(GCD). Then Angle(FBD)=Angle(GCD). As B, G, C and D are concyclical, Angle(DBG)=180 - Angle(GCD). Therefore, F, B and G are collinear.

    As AB//EG, Angle(BAD)=Angle(GEC). As F, A, B and D are concyclical, Angle(BAD)=Angle(DFB).

    Then, Angle(DFB)=Angle(GEC).What indicates that DEGF is cyclical cuadrilateral. W^5

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