2019 USAJMO Problems
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Day 1
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Problem 1
There are bowls arranged in a row, numbered through , where and are given positive integers. Initially, each of the first bowls contains an apple, and each of the last bowls contains a pear.
A legal move consists of moving an apple from bowl to bowl and a pear from bowl to bowl , provided that the difference is even. We permit multiple fruits in the same bowl at the same time. The goal is to end up with the first bowls each containing a pear and the last bowls each containing an apple. Show that this is possible if and only if the product is even.
Problem 2
Let be the set of all integers. Find all pairs of integers for which there exist functions and satisfying for all integers .
Problem 3
Let be a cyclic quadrilateral satisfying . The diagonals of intersect at . Let be a point on side satisfying . Show that line bisects .
Day 2
Problem 4
Let be a triangle with obtuse. The -excircle is a circle in the exterior of that is tangent to side of the triangle and tangent to the extensions of the other two sides. Let be the feet of the altitudes from and to lines and , respectively. Can line be tangent to the -excircle?
Problem 5
Let be a nonnegative integer. Determine the number of ways that one can choose sets , for integers with such that:
for all , the set has elements; and
whenever and
Problem 6
Two rational numbers and are written on a blackboard, where and are relatively prime positive integers. At any point, Evan may pick two of the numbers and written on the board and write either their arithmetic mean or their harmonic mean on the board as well. Find all pairs such that Evan can write on the board in finitely many steps.
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