Difference between revisions of "1997 AIME Problems/Problem 12"

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== Problem ==
 
== Problem ==
Let <math>S</math> be the set of points in the Cartesian plane that satisfy <center><math>\Big|\big||x|-2\big|-1\Big|+\Big|\big||y|-2\big|-1\Big|=1.</math></center> If a model of <math>S</math> were built from wire of negligible thickness, then the total length of wire required would be <math>a\sqrt{b}</math>, where <math>a</math> and <math>b</math> are positive integers and <math>b</math> is not divisible by the square of any prime number. Find <math>a+b</math>.
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The function <math>f</math> defined by <math>f(x)= \frac{ax+b}{cx+d}</math>, where <math>a</math>,<math>b</math>,<math>c</math> and <math>d</math> are nonzero real numbers, has the properties <math>f(19)=19</math>, <math>f(97)=97</math> and <math>f(f(x))=x</math> for all values except <math>\frac{-d}{c}</math>. Find the unique number that is not in the range of <math>f</math>.
  
 
== Solution ==
 
== Solution ==

Revision as of 15:36, 20 November 2007

Problem

The function $f$ defined by $f(x)= \frac{ax+b}{cx+d}$, where $a$,$b$,$c$ and $d$ are nonzero real numbers, has the properties $f(19)=19$, $f(97)=97$ and $f(f(x))=x$ for all values except $\frac{-d}{c}$. Find the unique number that is not in the range of $f$.

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See also

1997 AIME (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 11
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Problem 13
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