2017 UNCO Math Contest II Problems/Problem 1
Problem
A circle has radius 24, a second circle has radius 15, and the centers of the two circles are 52 units apart. A line tangent to both circles crosses the line connecting the two centers at a point P between the two centers. How much farther is P from the center of the bigger circle than it is from the center of the smaller circle?
Solution
Diagram
Solution 1
By similar triangles, is and is . Their difference is , or
See also
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