2016 AIME I Problems/Problem 14
Problem
Centered at each lattice point in the coordinate plane are a circle radius and a square with sides of length whose sides are parallel to the coordinate axes. The line segment from to intersects of the squares and of the circles. Find .
Solution
First note that and so every point of the form is on the line. Then consider the line from to . Translate the line so that is now the origin. There is one square and one circle that intersect the line around . Then the points on with an integral -coordinate are, since has the equation :
We claim that the lower right vertex of the square centered at lies on . Since the square has side length , the lower right vertex of this square has coordinates . Because , lies on . Since the circle centered at is contained inside the square, this circle does not intersect . Similarly the upper left vertex of the square centered at is on . Since every other point listed above is farther away from a lattice point (excluding (0,0) and (7,3)) and there are two squares with centers strictly between and that intersect . Since there are segments from to , the above count is yields squares. Since every lattice point on is of the form where , there are lattice points on . Centered at each lattice point, there is one square and one circle, hence this counts squares and circles. Thus .
(Solution by gundraja)
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