2013 AIME I Problems/Problem 9

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Problem 9

A paper equilateral triangle $ABC$ has side length 12. The paper triangle is folded so that vertex $A$ touches a point on side $\overline{BC}$ a distance 9 from point $B$. The length of the line segment along which the triangle is folded can be written as $\frac{m\sqrt{p}}{n}$, where $m$, $n$, and $p$ are positive integers, $m$ and $n$ are relatively prime, and $p$ is not divisible by the square of any prime. Find $m+n+p$.



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