Final Exam EMAT 6680

Part A.

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Part B

Consider an abritrary triangle with a point p inside the triangle.

Construct the lines AP, BP, and CP and label the intersections with the opposite side D, E , F respectively.

I conjecture that (AF)(BD)(EC) = (FB)(DC)(EA).


Construct lines parallell to AD through B and C.

Angles PAF and XBF are alternate interior angles which means they are congruent. Angles AFP and XFB are vertical angles so they are congruents. By the Angle-Angle similarity triangles. AFP and BFX also CEY and AEP are similar.

Hence AF/BF = AP/BX and CE/AE = CY/ AP.

By a similar argument triangles BDP and BCY also BCX and DCP are also similar.

And BD/BC = DP/CY and BC/DC = BX/DP.



Simplifing yields

(AF)(BC)(CE)/(BF)(DC)(AE) =1


(AF)(BC)(CE) = (BF)(DC)(AE).



Part C

I couldn't prove this.