# Difference between revisions of "2016 AIME II Problems/Problem 7"

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− | Squares <math>ABCD</math> and <math>EFGH</math> have a common center at <math>\overline{AB} || \overline{EF}</math>. The area of <math>ABCD</math> is 2016, and the area of <math>EFGH</math> is a smaller positive integer. Square <math>IJKL</math> is constructed so that each of its vertices lies on a side of <math>ABCD</math> and each vertex of <math>EFGH</math> lies on a side of <math>IJKL</math>. Find | + | Squares <math>ABCD</math> and <math>EFGH</math> have a common center at <math>\overline{AB} || \overline{EF}</math>. The area of <math>ABCD</math> is 2016, and the area of <math>EFGH</math> is a smaller positive integer. Square <math>IJKL</math> is constructed so that each of its vertices lies on a side of <math>ABCD</math> and each vertex of <math>EFGH</math> lies on a side of <math>IJKL</math>. Find the difference between the largest and smallest positive integer values for the area of <math>IJKL</math>. |

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## Revision as of 17:53, 25 April 2016

Squares and have a common center at . The area of is 2016, and the area of is a smaller positive integer. Square is constructed so that each of its vertices lies on a side of and each vertex of lies on a side of . Find the difference between the largest and smallest positive integer values for the area of .

## Solution

Letting and , we have by CS inequality. Also, since , the angles that each square cuts another are equal, so all the triangles are formed by a vertex of a larger square and adjacent vertices of a smaller square are similar. Therefore, the areas form a geometric progression, so since , we have the maximum area is and the minimum area is , so the desired answer is .

Solution by Shaddoll