# 2016 AIME I Problems/Problem 15

## Problem

Circles $\omega_1$ and $\omega_2$ intersect at points $X$ and $Y$. Line $\ell$ is tangent to $\omega_1$ and $\omega_2$ at $A$ and $B$, respectively, with line $AB$ closer to point $X$ than to $Y$. Circle $\omega$ passes through $A$ and $B$ intersecting $\omega_1$ again at $D \neq A$ and intersecting $\omega_2$ again at $C \neq B$. The three points $C$, $Y$, $D$ are collinear, $XC = 67$, $XY = 47$, and $XD = 37$. Find $AB^2$.

## Solution

By radical axis theorem $AD, XY, BC$ concur at point $E$.

Let $AB$ and $EY$ intersect at $S$. Note that because $AXDY$ and $CYXB$ are cyclic, by Miquel theorem $AXBE$ are cyclic as well. Thus $$\angle AEX = \angle ABX = \angle XCB = \angle XYB$$and $$\angle XEB = \angle XAB = \angle XDA = \angle XYA.$$Thus $AY // EB$ and $YB // EA$ so $AEBY$ is a parallelogram. Hence $AS = SB$ and $SE = SY$. But notice that $DXE$ and $EXC$ are similar by $AA$ Similarity, so $XE^2 = XD \cdot XC = 37 \cdot 67$. But $$XE^2 - XY^2 = (XE + XY)(XE - XY) = EY \cdot 2XS = 2SY \cdot 2SX = 4SA^2 = AB^2.$$Hence $AB^2 = 37 \cdot 67 - 47^2 = 270.$

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