Problem #2137


In $\triangle ABC$ points $D$ and $E$ lie on $BC$ and $AC$, respectively. If $AD$ and $BE$ intersect at $T$ so that $AT/DT=3$ and $BT/ET=4$, what is $CD/BD$?

$\mathrm{(A) \ } \frac{1}{8} \qquad \mathrm{(B) \ } \frac{2}{9} \qquad \mathrm{(C) \ } \frac{3}{10} \qquad \mathrm{(D) \ } \frac{4}{11} \qquad \mathrm{(E) \ } \frac{5}{12}$

[asy] unitsize(1cm); defaultpen(0.8); pair A=(0,0), B=5*dir(60), C=5*(1,0), D=B + (11/15)*(C-B), E = A + (11/16)*(C-A); draw(A--B--C--cycle); draw(A--D); draw(B--E); pair T=intersectionpoint(A--D,B--E); label("$A$",A,SW); label("$B$",B,N); label("$C$",C,SE); label("$D$",D,NE); label("$E$",E,S); label("$T$",T,2*WNW); [/asy]

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  • Numbers involving pi should be written as 7pi or 7pi/3 as appropriate.
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