Posted by vaughn on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 1:46pm.
Find the bisectors of the interior angles of the triangle whose sides are the line 7x+y7=0, x+y+1=0 and x+7y4=0.
Please I really need help. I do not know how to do this problem

geometry  Steve, Monday, January 7, 2013 at 2:14pm
It really helps to draw a diagram, so you know which three angles you're dealing with. Label the three lines L1,L2,L3 in order.
First, get the slope of each line:
L1: 7
L2: 1
L3: 1/7
Now convert those slopes to angles, measured counterclockwise from the x axis:
L1: θ = 98.13°
L2: θ = 135.00°
L3: θ = 171.87°
Now, the angle bisector is the average of the two angles made by the lines:
B1: (L1+L2)/2 = 116.57° tan = 2
B2: (L2+L3)/2 = 153.43° tan = 1/2
B3: (L1+L3)/2 = 135.00° tan = 1
Now you need the intersections of the lines:
P1(L1=L2): (4/3, 7/3)
P2(L2=L3): (11/6, 5/6)
P3(L1=L3): (15/16, 7/16)
Now we have a pointslope for each angle bisector:
B1: (y+7/3) = 2(x4/3)
B2: (y5/6) = 1/2 (x+11/6)
B3: (y7/16) = 1(x15/16)
or,
B1: 6x+3y1 = 0
B2: 6x+12y+1 = 0
B3: 2x2y1 = 0
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