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Tri-Similarity (Posted on 2010-10-17) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Let ABCDE be a convex pentagon such that the
triangles ABC, ACD, and ADE are similar.
The diagonals BD and CE intersect in point P.

Prove that the ray AP bisects side CD.

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re: Question? | Comment 2 of 10 |
(In reply to Question? by broll)


Angle ABC = Angle ACD = Angle ADE

Angle BAC = Angle CAD = Angle DAE

Angle ACB = Angle ADC = Angle AED

I don't see how you can fit together triangles

ABC and ACD to form a parallelogram.

Angle BAD would be 60 degrees and

angle BCD would be 150 degrees.

Those two angles would have to be equal

for ABCD to form a parallelogram.

  Posted by Bractals on 2010-10-17 23:57:48
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