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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}over{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 r-s*sqrt (t), where r, s, and t are positive integers and t is not divisible by the square of any prime. Find r+s+t.
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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=\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>.

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

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