Problem #1316

 1316 Triangle $ABC$ has side lengths $AB = 5$, $BC = 6$, and $AC = 7$. Two bugs start simultaneously from $A$ and crawl along the sides of the triangle in opposite directions at the same speed. They meet at point $D$. What is $BD$? $\mathrm {(A)} 1\qquad \mathrm {(B)} 2\qquad \mathrm {(C)} 3\qquad \mathrm {(D)} 4\qquad \mathrm {(E)} 5$ This problem is copyrighted by the American Mathematics Competitions.
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