Geometry Problem. Post your solution in the comments box below.

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

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## Sunday, July 13, 2014

### Geometry Problem 1029: Right Triangle, 90 Degrees, Angle, Midpoint, Congruence

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Geometry,
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Extend DE to F so that ED=EF => BDCF is a parallelogram

ReplyDeleteNote that ∠(FDC)= ∠(DFB)= ∠(DBA) => BA is a tangent to circumcirle of triangle DBF

Circumcenter of DBF will be on BC => E is the circumcenter of DBF

So EB=ED=EC => BD perpendicular to AC

Is this solution is correct? :

ReplyDelete1)Continue DE till point F such that BE = CE = EF --> BFC right triangle and E is the circumscribed circle

of BFC and since BC is the diameter And angle ABC is right so AB is tanget and so on ....

Hi Antonio

ReplyDeletePlease publish full of my problema.

Prob 1027

We build AH perpendicular BC and DF perpendicular AB

CH=HD=1/2DC=1/2ED

DF=DH=1/2ED

α =10

X=90-4α

X=50

Prob 1028

BE=ED=EC EM=EN EN =1/2 EC

Triangle ECN < ECN =30 ECN = 90-4X -> X =15

Prob 1029

We note <BDF = 90

BD perpendicular AC

Erina New Jersey

as stated, problem 1029 is wrong.

ReplyDeleteGiven right ABC and BE=CE: ∠(DBA)=∠(EDC) does not imply BD⊥AC

Take D' on AC such as ED'⊥BC, then ∠(D'BA)=∠(ED'C) but BD' is not ⊥AC

bleaug

To Bleaug

DeleteProblem 1029 There is a condition

CD greater than AD,

Thanks

naahhh, seriously?

Deletethen you should add this in the "Given:" section

bleaug

To Bleaug

DeleteNow it has been included in the "Given" section. Thanks

Thanks Antonio for the clarification.

ReplyDeleteAbove solutions do not make explicit use of this newly added premiss, therefore they must be incomplete at the very least. Without it, there are two solutions to the problem, only one obeying CD>AD. For example in Peter's solution, there is no justification of the implication on the 3rd line.

Background: if we make D vary on AC and let F on ED be such that ∠(EDC) = x = ∠(FBA), it is easy to show that ∠(BFE) is constant and equal to ∠(BAC). See http://bleaug.free.fr/gogeometry/1029.png

Therefore, the locus of all F when D varies lies on the circle circumscribed to FEB. This circle crosses AC in at most two points. With simple geometric arguments we can show that the two following points belong to both AC and circle FEB and thus can be candidate solutions: D1 such as BD1⊥AC and D2 midpoint of AC. Since AD>CD, only D1 is acceptable => BD⊥AC

bleaug

Draw FE perpendicular to BC to meet BD extended at F.

ReplyDeleteSince AB // FE < EDC = < ABF = < BFE = < CFE since FE is the perpendicular bisector of BC. So CEDF is cyclic and BD is thus perpendicular to AC

Sumith Peiris

Moratuwa

Sri Lanka

Another method - let GE be the perpendicular bisector G on AC. Show that < CAB = ABG = < BGE = < CGE. Hence < DEG = < DBG , hence BDGE is cyclic and the result follows

ReplyDeleteSumith Peiris

Moratuwa

Sri Lanka