2010 IMO Problems/Problem 4
Problem
Let be a point interior to triangle (with ). The lines , and meet again its circumcircle at , , respectively . The tangent line at to meets the line at . Show that from follows .
Solution
Solution 1
Without loss of generality, suppose that . By Power of a Point, , so is tangent to the circumcircle of . Thus, . It follows that after some angle-chasing,
so as desired.
Solution 2
Let the tangent at to intersect at . We now have that since and are both isosceles, . This yields that .
Now consider the power of point with respect to .
Hence by AA similarity, we have that . Combining this with the arc angle theorem yields that . Hence .
This implies that the tangent at is parallel to and therefore that is the midpoint of arc . Hence .
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