Sunday, January 1, 2017

2013 Mathcounts Natinals Sprint # 28

2013 Mathcounts National Sprint #28 : In right triangle ABC, shown here,  line AC = 5 units and line BC = 12 units. Points D and E lie on  line AB and line BC respectively, so that line CD is perpendicular to line AB and E is the midpoint of line BC. Segments AE and CD intercept at point F. What is the ratio of AF to FE ? Express your answer as a common fraction.

                                                     Solution I : Using similar triangles

                                                        Solution II : Use Mass Point Geometry