2020 AMC 12B Problems/Problem 12


Let $\overline{AB}$ be a diameter in a circle of radius $5\sqrt2.$ Let $\overline{CD}$ be a chord in the circle that intersects $\overline{AB}$ at a point $E$ such that $BE=2\sqrt5$ and $\angle AEC = 45^{\circ}.$ What is $CE^2+DE^2?$

$\textbf{(A)}\ 96 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 98 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\  44\sqrt5 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 70\sqrt2 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 100$


[asy] /* Made by Shihan; edited by MRENTHUSIASM */ size(250);  pair O, A, B, C, D, E; O = origin; A = (-5*sqrt(2),0); B = (5*sqrt(2),0); E = (5*sqrt(2)-2*sqrt(5),0); path p; p = Circle(O,5*sqrt(2)); C = intersectionpoint(p,E--E+10*dir(135)); D = intersectionpoint(p,E--E+10*dir(-45)); draw(p); dot(O,linewidth(4)); dot("$A$",A,1.5*dir(A),linewidth(4)); dot("$B$",B,1.5*dir(B),linewidth(4)); dot("$E$",E,1.5*dir(135/2),linewidth(4)); dot("$C$",C,1.5*dir(C),linewidth(4)); dot("$D$",D,1.5*dir(D),linewidth(4)); draw(A--B^^C--D); label("$45^\circ$",E,3.5*dir(155.5),red+fontsize(10)); label("$5\sqrt2$",midpoint(A--O),S); label("$2\sqrt5$",midpoint(E--B),S); [/asy] ~Shihan ~MRENTHUSIASM

Solution 1 (Pythagorean Theorem)

Let $O$ be the center of the circle, and $X$ be the midpoint of $\overline{CD}$. Let $CX=a$ and $EX=b$. This implies that $DE = a - b$. Since $CE = CX + EX = a + b$, we now want to find $(a+b)^2+(a-b)^2=2(a^2+b^2)$. Since $\angle CXO$ is a right angle, by Pythagorean theorem $a^2 + b^2 = CX^2 + OX^2 = (5\sqrt{2})^2=50$. Thus, our answer is $2\times50=\boxed{\textbf{(E)}\ 100}$.


Solution 2 (Power of a Point)

Let $O$ be the center of the circle, and $X$ be the midpoint of $CD$. Draw triangle $OCD$, and median $OX$. Because $OC = OD$, $OCD$ is isosceles, so $OX$ is also an altitude of $OCD$. $OE = 5\sqrt2 - 2\sqrt5$, and because angle $OEC$ is $45$ degrees and triangle $OXE$ is right, $OX = EX = \frac{5\sqrt2 - 2\sqrt5}{\sqrt2} = 5 - \sqrt{10}$. Because triangle $OXC$ is right, $CX = \sqrt{(5\sqrt2)^2 - (5 - \sqrt{10})^2} = \sqrt{15 + 10\sqrt{10}}$. Thus, $CD = 2\sqrt{15 + 10\sqrt{10}}$.

We are looking for $CE^2$ + $DE^2$ which is also $(CE + DE)^2 - 2 \cdot CE \cdot DE$.

Because $CE + DE = CD = 2\sqrt{15 + 10\sqrt{10}}$, $(CE + DE)^2 = CD^2=4(15 + 10\sqrt{10}) = 60 + 40\sqrt{10}$.

By Power of a Point, $CE \cdot DE = AE \cdot BE = 2\sqrt5\cdot(10\sqrt2 - 2\sqrt5) = 20\sqrt{10} - 20$, so $2 \cdot CE \cdot DE = 40\sqrt{10} - 40$.

Finally, $CE^2 + DE^2 = (CE+ED)^2-2\cdot CE \cdot DE=(60 + 40\sqrt{10}) - (40\sqrt{10} - 40) = \boxed{\textbf{(E)}\ 100}$.

Solution 3 (Law of Cosines)

Let $O$ be the center of the circle. Notice how $OC = OD = r$, where $r$ is the radius of the circle. By applying the law of cosines on triangle $OCE$, \[r^2=CE^2+OE^2-2(CE)(OE)\cos{45}=CE^2+OE^2-(CE)(OE)\sqrt{2}.\]

Similarly, by applying the law of cosines on triangle $ODE$, \[r^2=DE^2+OE^2-2(DE)(OE)\cos{135}=DE^2+OE^2+(DE)(OE)\sqrt{2}.\]

By subtracting these two equations, we get \[CE^2-DE^2-(CE)(OE)\sqrt{2}-(DE)(OE)\sqrt{2}=0.\] We can rearrange it to get \[CE^2-DE^2=(CE)(OE)\sqrt{2}+(DE)(OE)\sqrt{2}=(CE+DE)(OE\sqrt{2}).\]

Because both $CE$ and $DE$ are both positive, we can safely divide both sides by $(CE+DE)$ to obtain $CE-DE=OE\sqrt{2}$. Because $OE = OB - BE = 5\sqrt{2} - 2\sqrt{5}$, \[(CE-DE)^2 = CE^2+DE^2 - 2(CE)(DE) = (OE\sqrt{2})^2 =2(5\sqrt{2} - 2\sqrt{5})^2 = 140 - 40\sqrt{10}.\]

Through power of a point, we can find out that $(CE)(DE)=20\sqrt{10} - 20$, so \[CE^2+DE^2 = (CE-DE)^2+ 2(CE)(DE)= (140 - 40\sqrt{10}) + 2(20\sqrt{10} - 20) = \boxed{\textbf{(E)}\ 100}.\]

~Math_Wiz_3.14 (legibility changes by eagleye)

Solution 4 (Reflections)

[asy] /* Made by sofas103; edited by MRENTHUSIASM */ size(250);  pair O, A, B, C, D, E, D1; O = origin; A = (-5*sqrt(2),0); B = (5*sqrt(2),0); E = (5*sqrt(2)-2*sqrt(5),0); path p; p = Circle(O,5*sqrt(2)); C = intersectionpoint(p,E--E+10*dir(135)); D = intersectionpoint(p,E--E+10*dir(-45)); D1 = (D.x,-D.y); draw(p); dot("$O$",O,1.5*S,linewidth(4)); dot("$A$",A,1.5*dir(A),linewidth(4)); dot("$B$",B,1.5*dir(B),linewidth(4)); dot("$E$",E,1.5*dir(180+135/2),linewidth(4)); dot("$C$",C,1.5*dir(C),linewidth(4)); dot("$D$",D,1.5*dir(D),linewidth(4)); dot("$D'$",D1,1.5*dir(D1),linewidth(4)); draw(A--B^^C--D^^C--D1--O--cycle^^D1--E); [/asy] Let $O$ be the center of the circle. By reflecting $D$ across the line $AB$ to produce $D'$, we have that $\angle BED'=45$. Since $\angle AEC=45$, $\angle CED'=90$. Since $DE=ED'$, by the Pythagorean Theorem, our desired solution is just $CD'^2$. Looking next to circle arcs, we know that $\angle AEC=\frac{\overarc{AC}+\overarc{BD}}{2}=45$, so $\overarc{AC}+\overarc{BD}=90$. Since $\overarc{BD'}=\overarc{BD}$, and $\overarc{AC}+\overarc{BD'}+\overarc{CD'}=180$, $\overarc{CD'}=90$. Thus, $\angle COD'=90$. Since $OC=OD'=5\sqrt{2}$, by the Pythagorean Theorem, the desired $CD'^2= \boxed{\textbf{(E)}\ 100}$.


Solution 5 (Basically Solution 2 With Motivation)

Basically, by PoP, you have that \[CE \times DE = (10\sqrt{2}-2\sqrt{5})(2\sqrt{5}) = 20\sqrt{10} - 20.\] Therefore, as $CE^2 + DE^2 = (CD)^2 - 2(CE \times DE),$ basically, once you find $CD^2,$ the problem is done. Now, this is an IMPORTANT concept: If you have a circle which you know the radius of and you want to find the length of a chord of that circle, drop an altitude from the center of the circle to the chord to find distance between the center of the circle and the chord.

In this case, let $M$ be the midpoint of chord $CD.$ Notice that now we can use our $45^\circ{}$ angle, since $OME$ is a $45^\circ{}-45^\circ{}-90^\circ{}$ triangle so that $ME = x$ and $OE = x\sqrt{2}.$ However, we have that $OE = 5\sqrt{2}-2\sqrt{5},$ so that $x = 5 - \sqrt{10}.$ Now, notice that $x^2 = 35 - 10\sqrt{10},$ so that \[CM^2 = 50 - x^2 = 50 - (35 - 10\sqrt{10}) = 15 + 10 \sqrt{10}\] and \[CD^2 = 60 + 4\sqrt{10}.\] Therefore, \[CE^2 + DE^2 = CD^2 - 2(CE \times DE) = (60+4\sqrt{10}) - 2(2\sqrt{10} - 20) = (60+4\sqrt{10}) + (40-4\sqrt{10}) = \boxed{\textbf{(E)}\ 100}.\]

This may not be the “shortest solution”, but in my opinion is very well motivated and doesn’t require much creativity. [Not requiring much creativity, it also saves more time than you’d think. ;)]

~ Professor-Mom

Solution 6 (Cheating)

Perhaps not reliable in general, but very useful as a last resort. The choice of the radius $5\sqrt2$ is strange, and is probably motivated by a nice answer in the end, so we only consider integer options. Notice that a 5 also appears in the condition $BE=2\sqrt5$, therefore it will likely be present in the answer as well; the only integer containing a factor of 5 amongst the choices is 100, thus the answer is $\boxed{\textbf{(E)}\ 100}$


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