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    Ratio

    Hello all,

    I need some help on this problem:

    If  \frac{y+z}{pb+qc} = \frac{z+x}{pc+qa} = \frac{x+y}{pa+qb}  , then show that  \frac{2(x+y+z)}{a+b+c} = \frac{(b+c)x + (c+a)y + (a+b)z}{bc+ ca + ab}
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    Hi!
    You can easily get it by using the property
    if a/b = c/d
    then a/b = c/d = (a+c)/(b+d)

    Try it. If you can't get it, tell me.

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    I tried ...

    The sum of  \frac{y+z}{pb+qc} = \frac{z+x}{pc+qa} =\frac{x+y}{pa+qb} = \frac{2(x+y+z)}{(p+q)(a+b+c)}

    It is close to the proof except for  (p+b) in the denominator. What should I do next? It can disappear if I assume  (p+b) = 1
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    \frac{y+z}{pq+bc}=\frac{ay+az}{pab+qac}
    \frac{z+x}{pc+qa}=\frac{bz+bx}{pbc+qab}
    \frac{x+y}{pa+qb}=\frac{cx+cy}{pac+qbc}
    add thse three equations
    \frac{y+z}{pq+bc}+\frac{z+x}{pc+qa}+\frac{x+y}{pa+  qb}=\frac{ay+az}{pab+qac}+\frac{bz+bx}{pbc+qab}+\f  rac{cx+cy}{pac+qbc}
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