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The circumcircle of acute <math>\triangle ABC</math> has center <math>O</math>. The line passing through point <math>O</math> perpendicular to <math>\overline{OB}</math> intersects lines <math>AB</math> and <math>BC</math> and <math>P</math> and <math>Q</math>, respectively. Also <math>AB=5</math>, <math>BC=4</math>, <math>BQ=4.5</math>, and <math>BP=\frac{m}{n}</math>, where <math>m</math> and <math>n</math> are relatively prime positive integers. Find <math>m+n</math>. | The circumcircle of acute <math>\triangle ABC</math> has center <math>O</math>. The line passing through point <math>O</math> perpendicular to <math>\overline{OB}</math> intersects lines <math>AB</math> and <math>BC</math> and <math>P</math> and <math>Q</math>, respectively. Also <math>AB=5</math>, <math>BC=4</math>, <math>BQ=4.5</math>, and <math>BP=\frac{m}{n}</math>, where <math>m</math> and <math>n</math> are relatively prime positive integers. Find <math>m+n</math>. | ||
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Problem
The circumcircle of acute has center . The line passing through point perpendicular to intersects lines and and and , respectively. Also , , , and , where and are relatively prime positive integers. Find .
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Solution 1
Call the and foot of the altitudes from to and , respectively. Let and let . Notice that because both are right triangles, and . Then, . However, since is the circumcenter of triangle , is a perpendicular bisector by the definition of a circumcenter. Hence, . Since we know and , we have . Thus, . .
Solution 2
Notice that , so . From this we get that . So , plugging in the given values we get , so , and .
See also
2015 AIME II (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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Followed by Problem 12 | |
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