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Extend <math>{CM}</math> and <math>{CN}</math> such that they intersects lines <math>{AB}</math> at points <math>P</math> and <math>Q</math>, respectively. | Extend <math>{CM}</math> and <math>{CN}</math> such that they intersects lines <math>{AB}</math> at points <math>P</math> and <math>Q</math>, respectively. | ||
Since <math>{BM}</math> is the angle bisector of angle B,and <math>{CM}</math> is perpendicular to <math>{BM}</math> ,so , <math>BP=BC=120</math>, M is the midpoint of <math>{CP}</math> .For the same reason,<math>AQ=AC=117</math>,N is the midpoint of <math>{CQ}</math>. | Since <math>{BM}</math> is the angle bisector of angle B,and <math>{CM}</math> is perpendicular to <math>{BM}</math> ,so , <math>BP=BC=120</math>, M is the midpoint of <math>{CP}</math> .For the same reason,<math>AQ=AC=117</math>,N is the midpoint of <math>{CQ}</math>. | ||
Hence<math>MN=\frac{PQ}{2}</math>.But <math>PQ=BP+AQ-AB=120+117-125=112</math>,so<math>MN=\boxed{56}</math>. | Hence<math>MN=\frac{PQ}{2}</math>.But <math>PQ=BP+AQ-AB=120+117-125=112</math>,so<math>MN=\boxed{56}</math>. | ||
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+ | == Solution 2 (Bash) == | ||
+ | Project <math>I</math> onto <math>AC</math> and <math>BC</math> as <math>D</math> and <math>E</math>. <math>ID</math> and <math>IE</math> are both in-radii of <math>\triangle ABC</math> so we get right triangles with legs <math>r</math> (the in-radius length) and <math>s - c = 56</math>. Since <math>IC</math> is the hypotenuse for the 4 triangles (<math>\triangle INC, \triangle IMC, \triangle IDC,</math> and <math>\triangle IEC</math>), <math>C, D, M, I, N, E</math> are con-cyclic on a circle we shall denote as <math>\omega</math> which is also the circumcircle of <math>\triangle CMN</math> and <math>\triangle CDE</math>. To find <math>MN</math>, we can use the Law of Cosines on <math>\angle MON \implies MN^2 = 2R^2(1 - \cos{2\angle MCN})</math> where <math>O</math> is the center of <math>\omega</math>. Now, the circumradius <math>R</math> can be found with Pythagorean Theorem with <math>\triangle CDI</math> or <math>\triangle CEI</math>: <math>r^2 + 56^2 = (2R)^2</math>. To find <math>r</math>, we can use the formula <math>rs = [ABC]</math> and by Heron's, <math>[ABC] = \sqrt{181 \cdot 61 \cdot 56 \cdot 64} \implies r = \sqrt{\frac{61 \cdot 56 \cdot 64}{181}} \implies 2R^2 = \frac{393120}{181}</math>. To find <math>\angle MCN</math>, we can find <math>\angle MIN</math> since <math>\angle MCN = 180 - \angle MIN</math>. <math>\angle MIN = \angle MIC + \angle NIC = 180 - \angle BIC + 180 - \angle AIC = 180 - (180 - \frac{\angle A + \angle C}{2}) + 180 - (180 - \frac{\angle B + \angle C}{2}) = \frac{\angle A + \angle B + \angle C}{2} + \frac{\angle C}{2}</math>. Thus, <math>\angle MCN = 180 - \frac{\angle A + \angle B + \angle C}{2} - \frac{\angle C}{2}</math> and since <math>\angle A + \angle B + \angle C = 180</math>, we have <math>\angle A + \angle B + \angle C - \frac{\angle A + \angle B + \angle C}{2} - \frac{\angle C}{2} = \frac{\angle A + \angle B}{2}</math>. Plugging this into our Law of Cosines formula gives <math>MN^2 = 2R^2(1 - \cos{\angle A + \angle B}) = 2R^2(1 + \cos{\angle C})</math>. To find <math>\cos{\angle C}</math>, we use LoC on <math>\triangle ABC \implies cos{\angle C} = \frac{120^2 + 117^2 - 125^2}{2 \cdot 117 \cdot 120} = \frac{41 \cdot 19}{117 \cdot 15}</math>. Our formula now becomes <math>MN^2 = \frac{393120}{181} + \frac{2534}{15 \cdot 117}</math>. After simplifying, we get <math>MN^2 = 3136 \implies MN = \boxed{056}</math>. <math>\square</math> | ||
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+ | --lucasxia01 | ||
== See also == | == See also == | ||
{{AIME box|year=2011|n=I|num-b=3|num-a=5}} | {{AIME box|year=2011|n=I|num-b=3|num-a=5}} | ||
{{MAA Notice}} | {{MAA Notice}} |
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Problem 4
In triangle , , and . The angle bisector of angle intersects at point , and the angle bisector of angle intersects at point . Let and be the feet of the perpendiculars from to and , respectively. Find .
Solution 1
Extend and such that they intersects lines at points and , respectively. Since is the angle bisector of angle B,and is perpendicular to ,so , , M is the midpoint of .For the same reason,,N is the midpoint of . Hence.But ,so.
Solution 2 (Bash)
Project onto and as and . and are both in-radii of so we get right triangles with legs (the in-radius length) and . Since is the hypotenuse for the 4 triangles ( and ), are con-cyclic on a circle we shall denote as which is also the circumcircle of and . To find , we can use the Law of Cosines on where is the center of . Now, the circumradius can be found with Pythagorean Theorem with or : . To find , we can use the formula and by Heron's, . To find , we can find since . . Thus, and since , we have . Plugging this into our Law of Cosines formula gives . To find , we use LoC on . Our formula now becomes . After simplifying, we get .
--lucasxia01
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