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1. There is one and only one perfect square in the form


where $p$ and $q$ are prime. Find that perfect square. ~Ddk001

$\textbf{Solution by cxsmi}$

1. We can expand the product in the expression. $(p^2+1)(q^2+1)-((pq)^2-pq+1) = p^2q^2+p^2+q^2+1-((pq)^2-pq+1) = p^2 + q^2 + pq$. Suppose this equals $m^2$ for some positive integer $m$. We rewrite using the square of a binomial pattern to find that $m^2 = (p + q)^2 - pq$. Through trial and error on small values of $p$ and $q$, we find that $p$ and $q$ must equal $3$ and $5$ in some order. The perfect square formed using these numbers is $\boxed{49}$.

Note: I will be the first to admit that this solution is somewhat lucky.

2. A diamond is created by connecting the points at which a square circumscribed around the incircle of an isosceles right triangle $\triangle ABC$ intersects $\triangle ABC$ itself. $\triangle ABC$ has leg length $2024$. The perimeter of this diamond is expressible as $a\sqrt{b}-c$, where $a$, $b$, and $c$ are integers, and $c$ is not divisible by the square of any prime. What is the remainder when $a + b + c$ is divided by $1000$?

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$\textbf{Solution by Ddk001}$

Solution 1

The inradius of $\Delta ABC$, $r$, can be calculated as

\[r=\frac{\textbf{Area}_{ABC}}{\textbf{Semiperimeter}} \implies r=\frac{2024^2/2}{(2024+2024+2024 \sqrt{2})/2}=\frac{2024}{2+\sqrt{2}}=2024-1012\sqrt{2}\]

so the square have side length $4048-2024 \sqrt{2}$. Let the $D$ be the vertex of the square $D \ne B$ on side $BC$. Then $DC= 2024 (\sqrt{2} -1)$. Let the sides of the square intersect $AC$ at $E$ and $F$, with $AE<AF$. Then $AE=CF=2024(2-\sqrt{2})$ so $EF=2024 (3 \sqrt{2} -4)$. Let $G$ be the vertex of the square across from $B$. Then $EG=FG=2024 (3-2\sqrt{2})$. Thus the perimeter of the diamond is

\[4(4048-2024 \sqrt{2})-2 \cdot 2024 (3-2\sqrt{2})+2024 (3 \sqrt{2} -4)=2024 (8-4 \sqrt{2}-6+4\sqrt{2}+3\sqrt{2}-4)=2024(3\sqrt{2}-2)=7072\sqrt{2}-4048\]

The desired sum is $7072+2+4048=\boxed{11122}$. $\blacksquare$

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