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MC II-A HW questions

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MC II-A HW questions
by Derek Wong - Saturday, November 3, 2018, 8:43 AM

I don't really get how to do 8.5, 8.10, and 8.26 a and b.

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Re: MC II-A HW questions
by David Reynoso - Monday, November 5, 2018, 10:56 AM

For both 8.5 and 8.10 a good place to start is using Power of a Point.

In case you were referring to 8.15 and 8.20: Recall if $ABCD$ is a cyclic quadrilateral, $\angle A +\angle C = \angle B + \angle D = 180^\circ$, and Ptolemy's Theorem says $AC\cdot BD = AB\cdot CD + AD\cdot BC$.

On 26.a try drawing triangles that make the regions $A$ and $B$ really really small. For 26b, you want to make $A$ and $B$ as big as you can (just remember that $C$ is the largest region), so what kind of triangle would you have in this case?