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## Wednesday, August 8, 2018

### Geometry Problem 1375: Isosceles Triangle, Interior Cevian, Exradius, Excircle, Altitude to the Base

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Let the smaller circle be P and the larger Q.

ReplyDeleteLet PD meet BE at F.

Let BD meet circle P at U and circle Q at V. Let AC meet circle P at X and circle Q at Y.

Let AB=a=BC, AE=EC=d, AX=b and CY=c.

Now a+b = x+y ............(1)

Also DV = DY so, y+a-c = d-b-x+d+c

Therefore c-b = a-d ...(2) where we have used (1) above

Now EF = dh/(a+d) and so from similar triangles

b/r1=c/r2=h/(a+d)=(c-b)/(r2-r1)=(a-d)/(r2-r1) from (2) above

Hence h(r2-r1) = (a+d)(a-d) = a^2-d^2 = h^2

Therefore r2 - r1 = h

Sumith Peiris

Moratuwa

Sri Lanka

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ReplyDeleteDenote AB=BC= a

EC=EB=b

CF= x and AL=AH=y

We have BG=a-x and BH=BM=a+y

EL=b-y

So MG=2a-x+y and LF= 2b+x-y

Equate MG= LF we have b+x=a+y => EF=BH=BM=BN

We have ∠ (GBC) is an external angle of triangle DBC

And ∠ (BDC) is and external angle of triangle ABD

and BO2 and BO1 are angle bisectors of angle GBC and angle HBM

With angles manipulation we will have ∠ (MBO1) = ∠ (BNO2)

Triangle BMO1 congruent to BNO2 ( case SAS)

So NO2=MO1= r1 and r2-r1= NF=BE= h