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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>. | ||
Latest revision as of 19:52, 11 October 2020
Given a circle of radius , let be a point at a distance from the center of the circle. Let be the point on the circle nearest to point . A line passing through the point intersects the circle at points and . The maximum possible area for can be written in the form , where , , , and are positive integers, and are relatively prime, and is not divisible by the square of any prime. Find .
Solution 1
Now we put the figure in the Cartesian plane, let the center of the circle , then , and
The equation for Circle O is , and let the slope of the line be , then the equation for line is .
Then we get . According to Vieta's Formulas, we get
, and
So,
Also, the distance between and is
So the area
Then the maximum value of is
So the answer is .
Solution 2
Draw perpendicular to at . Draw perpendicular to at .
Therefore, to maximize area of , we need to maximize area of .
So when area of is maximized, .
Eventually, we get
So the answer is .
See Also
http://girlsangle.wordpress.com/2013/11/26/2013-aime-2-problem-10/
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