Difference between revisions of "2013 AIME II Problems/Problem 10"

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==Problem 10==
 
Given a circle of radius <math>\sqrt{13}</math>, let <math>A</math> be a point at a distance <math>4 + \sqrt{13}</math> from the center <math>O</math> of the circle. Let <math>B</math> be the point on the circle nearest to point <math>A</math>. A line passing through the point <math>A</math> intersects the circle at points <math>K</math> and <math>L</math>. The maximum possible area for <math>\triangle BKL</math> can be written in the form <math>\frac{a - b\sqrt{c}}{d}</math>, where <math>a</math>, <math>b</math>, <math>c</math>, and <math>d</math> are positive integers, <math>a</math> and <math>d</math> are relatively prime, and <math>c</math> is not divisible by the square of any prime. Find <math>a+b+c+d</math>.
 
Given a circle of radius <math>\sqrt{13}</math>, let <math>A</math> be a point at a distance <math>4 + \sqrt{13}</math> from the center <math>O</math> of the circle. Let <math>B</math> be the point on the circle nearest to point <math>A</math>. A line passing through the point <math>A</math> intersects the circle at points <math>K</math> and <math>L</math>. The maximum possible area for <math>\triangle BKL</math> can be written in the form <math>\frac{a - b\sqrt{c}}{d}</math>, where <math>a</math>, <math>b</math>, <math>c</math>, and <math>d</math> are positive integers, <math>a</math> and <math>d</math> are relatively prime, and <math>c</math> is not divisible by the square of any prime. Find <math>a+b+c+d</math>.
  
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The equation for Circle O is <math>x^2+y^2=13</math>, and let the slope of the line<math>AKL</math> be <math>k</math>, then the equation for line<math>AKL</math> is <math>y=k(x-4-\sqrt{13})</math>
 
The equation for Circle O is <math>x^2+y^2=13</math>, and let the slope of the line<math>AKL</math> be <math>k</math>, then the equation for line<math>AKL</math> is <math>y=k(x-4-\sqrt{13})</math>
  
Then we get <math>(k^2+1)x^2-2k^2(4+\sqrt{13})x+k^2\cdot (4+\sqrt{13})^2-13=0</math>, according to Vieta's formulas, we get
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Then we get <math>(k^2+1)x^2-2k^2(4+\sqrt{13})x+k^2\cdot (4+\sqrt{13})^2-13=0</math>, according to [[Vieta's Formulas]], we get
  
 
<math>x_1+x_2=\frac{2k^2(4+\sqrt{13})}{k^2+1}</math>, and <math>x_1x_2=\frac{(4+\sqrt{13})^2\cdot k^2-13}{k^2+1}</math>
 
<math>x_1+x_2=\frac{2k^2(4+\sqrt{13})}{k^2+1}</math>, and <math>x_1x_2=\frac{(4+\sqrt{13})^2\cdot k^2-13}{k^2+1}</math>

Revision as of 16:59, 6 April 2013

Problem 10

Given a circle of radius $\sqrt{13}$, let $A$ be a point at a distance $4 + \sqrt{13}$ from the center $O$ of the circle. Let $B$ be the point on the circle nearest to point $A$. A line passing through the point $A$ intersects the circle at points $K$ and $L$. The maximum possible area for $\triangle BKL$ can be written in the form $\frac{a - b\sqrt{c}}{d}$, where $a$, $b$, $c$, and $d$ are positive integers, $a$ and $d$ are relatively prime, and $c$ is not divisible by the square of any prime. Find $a+b+c+d$.

Solution

Now we put the figure in the Cartesian plane, let the center of the circle $O (0,0)$, then $B (\sqrt{13},0)$, and $A(4+\sqrt{13},0)$

The equation for Circle O is $x^2+y^2=13$, and let the slope of the line$AKL$ be $k$, then the equation for line$AKL$ is $y=k(x-4-\sqrt{13})$

Then we get $(k^2+1)x^2-2k^2(4+\sqrt{13})x+k^2\cdot (4+\sqrt{13})^2-13=0$, according to Vieta's Formulas, we get

$x_1+x_2=\frac{2k^2(4+\sqrt{13})}{k^2+1}$, and $x_1x_2=\frac{(4+\sqrt{13})^2\cdot k^2-13}{k^2+1}$

So, $LK=\sqrt{1+k^2}\cdot \sqrt{(x_1+x_2)^2-4x_1x_2}$

Also, the distance between $O$ and $LK$ is $\frac{k\times \sqrt{13}-(4+\sqrt{13})\cdot k}{\sqrt{1+k^2}}=\frac{-4k}{\sqrt{1+k^2}}$

So the ares $S=0.5ah=\frac{-4k\sqrt{(16-8\sqrt{13})k^2-13}}{k^2+1}$

Then the maximum value of $S$ is $\frac{104-26\sqrt{13}}{3}$

So the answer is $104+26+13+3=\boxed{146}$.

See Also

2013 AIME II (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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