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− | + | Let <math>r=BO</math>. Since <math>O</math> bisects any chord, <math>BM=MC=2</math> and <math>BN=NA=2.5</math>. From there, <math>OM=\sqrt{r^2-4}</math>. Thus, <math>OQ=\frac{\sqrt{4r^2+9}}{2}</math>. Using <math>\triangle{BOQ}</math>, we get <math>r=3</math>. Now let's find <math>NP</math>. After some calculations with <math>\triangle{BON}</math> ~ <math>\triangle{OPN}</math>, <math>{NP=\frac{2}{5}r^2-\frac{5}{2}}</math>. Therefore, <math>BP=\frac{5}{2}+\frac{11}{10}=18/5</math>. <math>18+5=\boxed{023}</math>. | |
==See also== | ==See also== | ||
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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 .
Solution 3
Let . Since bisects any chord, and . From there, . Thus, . Using , we get . Now let's find . After some calculations with ~ , . Therefore, . .
See also
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