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# Ratio of Triangles' Areas

Let $$AB = 4AA'$$, $$BC = 4BB'$$, and $$AC = 4CC'$$. What is the ratio of the area of the inner triangle to the outer triangle?

Note: I have halfway solved this problem, in that I found the ratio empirically and found it to be a constant ratio independent of the particular triangle. I then found the ratio trigonometrically by letting $\triangle ABC$ be equiangular. However, I would much prefer to see a simpler proof that does not make any assumptions about the triangle itself. Here is a link to work I have already done on this problem.

Thanks!

Note by Andrew Edwards
3 years, 11 months ago

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It follows from Routh's Theorem that the ratio is 4:13. · 3 years, 11 months ago

Hint 2: Menelaus or Mass Points (my preference) · 3 years, 11 months ago