1993 AHSME Problems/Problem 23

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[asy] draw(circle((0,0),10),black+linewidth(.75)); draw((-10,0)--(10,0),black+linewidth(.75)); draw((-10,0)--(9,sqrt(19)),black+linewidth(.75)); draw((-10,0)--(9,-sqrt(19)),black+linewidth(.75)); draw((2,0)--(9,sqrt(19)),black+linewidth(.75)); draw((2,0)--(9,-sqrt(19)),black+linewidth(.75)); MP("X",(2,0),N);MP("A",(-10,0),W);MP("D",(10,0),E);MP("B",(9,sqrt(19)),E);MP("C",(9,-sqrt(19)),E); [/asy]

Points $A,B,C$ and $D$ are on a circle of diameter $1$, and $X$ is on diameter $\overline{AD}.$

If $BX=CX$ and $3\angle{BAC}=\angle{BXC}=36^\circ$, then $AX=$


$\text{(A) } cos(6^\circ)cos(12^\circ)sec(18^\circ)\quad\\ \text{(B) } cos(6^\circ)sin(12^\circ)csc(18^\circ)\quad\\ \text{(C) } cos(6^\circ)sin(12^\circ)sec(18^\circ)\quad\\ \text{(D) } sin(6^\circ)sin(12^\circ)csc(18^\circ)\quad\\ \text{(E) } sin(6^\circ)sin(12^\circ)sec(18^\circ)$

Solution

$\fbox{B}$

See also

1993 AHSME (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 22
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Problem 24
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