2000 AMC 12 Problems/Problem 24
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Problem
If circular arcs and have centers at and , respectively, then there exists a circle tangent to both and , and to . If the length of is , then the circumference of the circle is
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Solution (Pythagorean Theorem)
First, note the triangle is equilateral. Next, notice that since the arc has length 12, it follows that we can find the radius of the sector centered at . . Next, connect the center of the circle to side , and call this length , and call the foot . Since is equilateral, it follows that , and (where O is the center of the circle) is . By the Pythagorean Theorem, you get . Finally, we see that the circumference is .
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