1977 USAMO Problems
Problems from the 1977 USAMO.
Problem 1
Determine all pairs of positive integers such that is divisible by .
Problem 2
and are two triangles in the same plane such that the lines are mutually parallel. Let denote the area of triangle with an appropriate sign, etc.; prove that
Problem 3
If and are two of the roots of , prove that is a root of .
Problem 4
Prove that if the opposite sides of a skew (non-planar) quadrilateral are congruent, then the line joining the midpoints of the two diagonals is perpendicular to these diagonals, and conversely, if the line joining the midpoints of the two diagonals of a skew quadrilateral is perpendicular to these diagonals, then the opposite sides of the quadrilateral are congruent.
Problem 5
If are positive numbers bounded by and , i.e, if they lie in , prove that and determine when there is equality.
See Also
1977 USAMO (Problems • Resources) | ||
Preceded by 1976 USAMO |
Followed by 1978 USAMO | |
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