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Problem
Equilateral is inscribed in a circle of radius . Extend through to point so that and extend through to point so that Through draw a line parallel to and through draw a line parallel to Let be the intersection of and Let be the point on the circle that is collinear with and and distinct from Given that the area of can be expressed in the form where and are positive integers, and are relatively prime, and is not divisible by the square of any prime, find
Solution
Notice that because . Also, because they both correspond to arc . So .
Because the ratio of the area of two similar figures is the square of the ratio of the corresponding sides, . Therefore, the answer is .
See also
2006 AIME II (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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