# Fun math problem from IMO 2007

1. Aug 28, 2009

### jhooper3581

2. Consider five points A, B, C, D and E such that ABCD is a parallelogram and BCED is a cyclic quadrilateral. Let $l$ be a line passing through A. Suppose that $l$ intersects the interior of the segment DC at F and intersects line BC at G. Suppose also that EF = EG = EC. Prove that $l$ is the bisector of angle DAB.

2. Aug 28, 2009

### nirax

the ordering doesn't work out quite correct. is it BCED or BEDC ?

3. Aug 28, 2009

### jhooper3581

It is BCED.

4. Aug 28, 2009

### nirax

then it is not a quadrilateral ... the diagram doesnt work out properly

5. Aug 28, 2009

### uart

"intersects line BC at G."

Shouldn't that read : intersects line BC extended at G. ?

6. Aug 28, 2009

### rasmhop

No the original wording is correct. He said line (infinitely long), not line segment. It doesn't really make sense to speak of extending a line.

7. Aug 28, 2009

### uart

Ok so it doesn't intersect the line segment BC, that's all the clarification I was looking for.

8. Aug 28, 2009

### jhooper3581

nirax, my problem wordings are correct. Please look again and think about it a little bit more.

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