# Difference between revisions of "2009 AIME II Problems/Problem 15"

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− | Let <math>\overline{MN}</math> be a diameter of a circle with diameter 1. Let <math>A</math> and <math>B</math> be points on one of the semicircular arcs determined by <math>\overline{MN}</math> such that <math>A</math> is the midpoint of the semicircle and <math>MB= {3} | + | Let <math>\overline{MN}</math> be a diameter of a circle with diameter 1. Let <math>A</math> and <math>B</math> be points on one of the semicircular arcs determined by <math>\overline{MN}</math> such that <math>A</math> is the midpoint of the semicircle and <math>MB=\frac{3}5</math>. Point <math>C</math> lies on the other semicircular arc. Let <math>d</math> be the length of the line segment whose endpoints are the intersections of diameter <math>\overline{MN}</math> with chords <math>\overline{AC}</math> and <math>\overline{BC}</math>. The largest possible value of <math>d</math> can be written in the form <math> r-s\sqrt{t} </math>, where <math>r, s</math> and <math>t</math> are positive integers and <math>t</math> is not divisible by the square of any prime. Find <math>r+s+t</math>. |

## Revision as of 04:24, 27 May 2009

Let be a diameter of a circle with diameter 1. Let and be points on one of the semicircular arcs determined by such that is the midpoint of the semicircle and . Point lies on the other semicircular arc. Let be the length of the line segment whose endpoints are the intersections of diameter with chords and . The largest possible value of can be written in the form , where and are positive integers and is not divisible by the square of any prime. Find .