2013 AMC 10A Problems/Problem 23
- The following problem is from both the 2013 AMC 12A #19 and 2013 AMC 10A #23, so both problems redirect to this page.
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Problem
In , , and . A circle with center and radius intersects at points and . Moreover and have integer lengths. What is ?
Solution 1 (Power of a Point)
Let , , and meets the circle at and , with on . Then . Using the Power of a Point (Secant-Secant Power Theorem), we get that . We know that , so is either 3,11, or 33. We also know that by the triangle inequality on . is 33. Thus, we get that .
Solution 2 (Stewart's Theorem)
Stewart's Theorem: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stewart%27s_theorem Let represent , and let represent . Since the circle goes through and , . Then by Stewart's Theorem,
(Since cannot be equal to , dividing both sides of the equation by is allowed.)
The prime factors of are , , and . Obviously, . In addition, by the Triangle Inequality, , so . Therefore, must equal , and must equal .
Solution 3
Let . Let the circle intersect at and the diameter including intersect the circle again at . Use power of a point on point C to the circle centered at A.
So .
Obviously so we have three solution pairs for . By the Triangle Inequality, only yields a possible length of .
Therefore, the answer is .
See Also
2013 AMC 10A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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Followed by Problem 20 |
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