Difference between revisions of "1990 AHSME Problems/Problem 6"
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== Solution == | == Solution == | ||
− | <math>\fbox{D}</math> | + | The lines have to be tangent to both of these circles. |
+ | <asy> | ||
+ | dot((0,0));dot((5,0)); | ||
+ | label("$A$",(0,0),S);label("$B$",(5,0),S); | ||
+ | draw(Circle((0,0),2));draw(Circle((5,0),3)); | ||
+ | real m = sqrt(6)/12; | ||
+ | path p = (-.4-3,4*sqrt(6)/5-3*m)--(4.4+4,6*sqrt(6)/5+4*m); | ||
+ | draw(p,dotted);draw(reflect((0,0),(1,0))*p,dotted);draw((2,-4)--(2,4),dotted); | ||
+ | </asy> | ||
+ | By inspection, <math>\fbox{D}</math> | ||
== See also == | == See also == |
Latest revision as of 03:39, 4 February 2016
Problem
Points and are units apart. How many lines in a given plane containing and are units from and units from ?
Solution
The lines have to be tangent to both of these circles. By inspection,
See also
1990 AHSME (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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