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December 25, 2019

Menalaus Theorem in AMC 8 2019

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[/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title="Key Competency" open="on" _builder_version="4.0.9"]Menalaus's Theorem:   Given a triangle ABC, and a transversal line that crosses BC, AC, and AB at points D, E, and F respectively, with D, E, and F distinct from A, B, and C, then

$$ \displaystyle {\frac {AF}{FB}\times \frac {BD}{DC}\times \frac {CE}{EA}=-1.}$$

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