1983 USAMO Problems
Problems from the 1983 USAMO.
Problem 1
On a given circle, six points , , , , , and are chosen at random, independently and uniformly with respect to arc length. Determine the probability that the two triangles and are disjoint, i.e., have no common points.
Problem 2
Prove that the roots of cannot all be real if .
Problem 3
Each set of a finite family of subsets of a line is a union of two closed intervals. Moreover, any three of the sets of the family have a point in common. Prove that there is a point which is common to at least half the sets of the family.
Problem 4
Six segments and are given in a plane. These are congruent to the edges and , respectively, of a tetrahedron . Show how to construct a segment congruent to the altitude of the tetrahedron from vertex with straight-edge and compasses.
Problem 5
Consider an open interval of length on the real number line, where is a positive integer. Prove that the number of irreducible fractions , with , contained in the given interval is at most .
See Also
1983 USAMO (Problems • Resources) | ||
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Followed by 1984 USAMO | |
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