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T-N-T (Posted on 2017-11-25) Difficulty: 3 of 5

Let ABC be an arbitrary triangle with points D, E, and F
lying on rays AB, BC, and CA respectively such that

   AD/AB = BE/BC = CF/CA = x.

Prove that Area(ΔDEF)/Area(ΔABC) = 3x2 - 3x + 1.

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Question re: Solution Comment 2 of 2 |
(In reply to Solution by Jer)

Did you consider that x might be greater than 1 while working the problem? Base = (1-x)b would give a negative base. Also, triangle ABC would lie inside triangle DEF if x greater than 1.

Edited on November 28, 2017, 12:12 pm
  Posted by Bractals on 2017-11-28 11:25:08

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