2004 AMC 12A Problems/Problem 18
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- The following problem is from both the 2004 AMC 12A #18 and 2004 AMC 10A #22, so both problems redirect to this page.
Problem
Square has side length . A semicircle with diameter is constructed inside the square, and the tangent to the semicircle from intersects side at . What is the length of ?
Solution 1
Let the point of tangency be . By the Two Tangent Theorem and . Thus . The Pythagorean Theorem on yields
Hence .
Solution 2
Clearly, . Thus, the sides of right triangle are in arithmetic progression. Thus it is similar to the triangle and since , .
Solution 3
See also
2004 AMC 12A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | |
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