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Homework Help: Question on Triangles and the lines intersecting through it

  1. Apr 19, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    In triangle ABC, point L and M divides the sides AB and BC in the ratio 2:3 respectively. AM and LC intersect at point P. From point P a line parallel to BA is drawn intersecting at D. Find the ratio of AD:DC

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I have attached the picture of the triangle which is all I could make from the question. Please help me out
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

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  3. Apr 19, 2014 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Please show your best attempt at the problem.
    This helps us to best help you.

    "respectively" does not mean anything here.

    Do you mean that |BL|/2=|LA|/3 and |BM|/2 = |MC|/3 or what?
    Is ABC a scalene triangle?

    Note: you can probably make headway just by carefully constructing a triangle and measuring.
    You certainly want a sketch that better represents the situation.
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