Fun Geometry Problem

Discus: College Confidential Café: 2004 Archive: Fun Geometry Problem
 By Feuler (Feuler) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 03:44 pm: Edit

I heard this problem earlier this year and thought it was pretty neat. Since there have been various people posting math problems recently, I thought I'd throw one into the mix:

Assume A1 indicates A_1 (it's easier to read this way):

Three segments A1A2, B1B2, C1C2 are constructed on (different) sides of an equilateral triangle. Extend the lines A2B1, B2C1, C2A1 so that they form a triangle. Prove that the lengths of A2B1, B2C1, and C2A1 are proportional to the sides of this triangle.

 By Poison_Ivy (Poison_Ivy) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 09:14 pm: Edit

this is fun?

 By Soulofheaven8 (Soulofheaven8) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 10:49 pm: Edit

not really

 By Lisasimpson (Lisasimpson) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 11:11 pm: Edit

that looks like fun!

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NOT!

 By Jenesaispas (Jenesaispas) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 11:15 pm: Edit

Wow. Sorry you guys (OP excluded) cannot enjoy the natural beauty of math and life.

Doing math is fun, but I'm not much of a fan for geometry.

 By Geniusash (Geniusash) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 11:17 pm: Edit

I don't have a pencil...and am too lazy to find one.

 By Soulofheaven8 (Soulofheaven8) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 11:18 pm: Edit

I'm too lazy to use my brain right now

 By Geniusash (Geniusash) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 11:19 pm: Edit

Soulofheaven...I remember you!

 By Soulofheaven8 (Soulofheaven8) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 11:32 pm: Edit

lol yeah. I'm quite an old-timer on CC, almost as ancestral as xiggi (maybe that's an exaggeration..)

I remember you from that "I'm inviting 10000 girls to my beach volleyball party" thread; very astute comments from you.

 By Magoo (Magoo) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 11:35 pm: Edit

what's this brain u speak of?

 By Soulofheaven8 (Soulofheaven8) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 11:37 pm: Edit

you mean you don't have one?

 By Magoo (Magoo) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 11:42 pm: Edit

no, why would i need one? come on it's just a waste of space...i like to keep more practical things up there like my wallet, my pet hamster, some times i rent out my empty head as a walking locker during the school year...also im pretty popular with the stoners...no one thinks to check for a bong inside someones head.

 By Soulofheaven8 (Soulofheaven8) on Sunday, July 18, 2004 - 11:50 pm: Edit

sometimes my brain gets rather overloaded with burdensome things, mind if I rent some of your available space up there?

"depression, worries, pains: to Magoo's brain you go!"

 By Magoo (Magoo) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 12:08 am: Edit

bahahahahaa...i charge extra for insanity, or really sad thoughts...that comes to a total of \$5 a day.

hmmm interesting entrepreneurial venture!!

 By Magoo (Magoo) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 09:46 pm: Edit

hmmm...i guess we killed this thread...or it was doomed to begin with!!! (HA, math during the summer who are u kidding).

 By Jenesaispas (Jenesaispas) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 09:50 pm: Edit

Math during the summer <b>IS</b> fun. Grrr!!

IF you say otherwise I might have to add you to my collection in the basement.

 By Geniusash (Geniusash) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 09:54 pm: Edit

Math is fun ALL the time. But especially when I'm having a brain scream. Def-when my brain craves a certain activity (usually math, sometimes logic puzzles, sometimes writing) and proceeds to scream at me.

 By Magoo (Magoo) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 10:21 pm: Edit

WHOA...sorry folks

do u do this when u are bored?

 By Ubercollegeman (Ubercollegeman) on Monday, July 19, 2004 - 11:59 pm: Edit

If you're not good at math, I don't see the point in responding just to be a bunch of flamers.

 By Magoo (Magoo) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 12:01 am: Edit

no one was really that insulting...

 By Ubercollegeman (Ubercollegeman) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 12:04 am: Edit

Not insulting, but the first three replies were just pointless.

 By Magoo (Magoo) on Tuesday, July 20, 2004 - 12:12 am: Edit

OPINION!

i thought they were just being sarcastic and funny...its three posts to a thread that probably wouldn't have gotten off the ground in THE CAFE (take it to high school life where people are looking for those topics)