Angle Bisectors On Circumcircle

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  • Angle Bisectors in Ellipse II
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  • Angle Bisector in Rectangle
  • Property of Angle Bisectors
  • Property of Angle Bisectors II
  • A Property of Angle Bisectors III
  • External Angle Bisectors
  • Projections on Internal and External Angle Bisectors
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  • Problem: Angle Bisectors in a Quadrilateral
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  • Property of Internal Angle Bisector - Hubert Shutrick's PWW
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  • For Equality Choose Angle Bisector
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    The applet attempts to suggest the following problem [Tao, pp. 50-51]:

    ABC is a triangle that is inscribed in a circle. The angle bisectors of A, B, C meet the circle in D, E, F, respectively. Show that AD is perpendicular to EF.

    angle bisectors interset the circumcircle - problem

    We'll concentrate on ΔFIM.

    angle bisectors interset the circumcircle - solution

    By a theorem of the inscribed angles,

    ∠IFM = ∠CFE = ∠CBE = ∠B/2.

    By a the theorem of the secant angles (or with the help of the Exterior Angle Theorem),

    ∠FIM = ∠ACI + ∠CAI = ∠C/2 + ∠A/2.

    It follows that in ΔFIM, angles at F and I add up to 90°:

    ∠A/2 + ∠B/2 + ∠C/2 = 180°/2 = 90°.

    We conclude that the remaining angle at M is necessarily right.

    References

    1. T. Tao, Solving Mathematical Problems, Oxford University Press

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