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Using Ceva’s theorem, we can see that the medians, altitudes, and angle bisectors of a triangle are concurrent. 30). If the incircle of triangle ABC touches sides AB, BC, and CA at F , D, and E, then by equal tangents, we have |AE| = |AF |, |BD| = |BF |, and |CD| = |CE|. By Ceva’s theorem, it follows that lines AD, BE, and CF are concurrent, and the point of concurrency is called the Gergonne point (Ge) of the triangle. 30. Given an angle, it is not difficult to see that the points lying on the bisector of the angle are equidistant from the rays forming the angle.

This figure brings to mind the proof of the angle-bisector theorem. We apply the law of sines to triangles ACD and ABC. Set α = CAD. Note that CDA = CBA + DAB = 60◦ . We have |CA| |CD| = sin α sin 60◦ and |CA| |BC| = . sin(α + 15◦ ) sin 45◦ Dividing the first equation by the second equations gives |CD| sin(α + 15◦ ) sin 45◦ = . |BC| sin α sin 60◦ Note that |CD| |BC| = 2 3 = sin 45◦ sin 60◦ sin 45◦ sin 60◦ 2 . It follows that 2 = sin 45◦ sin α · . ◦ sin(α + 15 ) sin 60◦ It is clear that α = 45◦ is a solution of the above equation.

24, right) such that CE ⊥ AD. Then in triangle CDE, DCE = 30◦ and |DE| = |CD| sin DCE, or |CD| = 2|DE|. Thus triangle BDE is isosceles with |DE| = |DB|, implying that DBE = DEB = 30◦ . Consequently, CBE = BCE = 30◦ and EBA = EAB = 15◦ , and so triangles BCE and BAE are both isosceles with |CE| = |BE| = |EA|. Hence the right triangle AEC is isosceles; that is, ACE = EAC = 45◦ . Therefore, ACB = ACE + ECB = 75◦ . For a function f : A → B, if f (A) = B, then f is said to be surjective (or onto); that is, every b ∈ B is the image under f of some a ∈ A.

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