2011 AIME II Problems/Problem 10
A circle with center has radius 25. Chord of length 30 and chord of length 14 intersect at point . The distance between the midpoints of the two chords is 12. The quantity can be represented as , where and are relatively prime positive integers. Find the remainder when is divided by 1000.
Let and be the midpoints of and , respectively, such that intersects .
Since and are midpoints, and .
and are located on the circumference of the circle, so .
The line through the midpoint of a chord of a circle and the center of that circle is perpendicular to that chord, so and are right triangles (with and being the right angles). By the Pythagorean Theorem, , and .
Let , , and be lengths , , and , respectively. OEP and OFP are also right triangles, so , and
We are given that has length 12, so, using the Law of Cosines with :
Substituting for and , and applying the Cosine of Sum formula:
and are acute angles in right triangles, so substitute opposite/hypotenuse for sines and adjacent/hypotenuse for cosines:
Combine terms and multiply both sides by :
Combine terms again, and divide both sides by 64:
Square both sides:
This reduces to ; .
We begin as in the first solution. Once we see that has side lengths 12,20, and 24, we can compute its area with Heron's formula:
So its circumradius is . Since is cyclic with diameter , we have , so and the answer is .
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