2016 AIME I Problems/Problem 6
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Problem
In let be the center of the inscribed circle, and let the bisector of intersect at . The line through and intersects the circumscribed circle of at the two points and . If and , then , where and are relatively prime positive integers. Find .
Solution
Solution 1
Suppose we label the angles as shown below. As and intercept the same arc, we know that . Similarly, . Also, using , we find . Therefore, . Therefore, , so must be isosceles with . Similarly, . Then , hence . Also, bisects , so by the Angle Bisector Theorem . Thus , and the answer is .
Solution 2
WLOG assume is isosceles. Then, is the midpoint of , and . Draw the perpendicular from to , and let it meet at . Since , is also (they are both inradii). Set as . Then, triangles and are similar, and . Thus, . , so . Thus . Solving for , we have: , or . is positive, so . As a result, and the answer is
Solution 3
WLOG assume is isosceles (with vertex ). Let be the center of the circumcircle, the circumradius, and the inradius. A simple sketch will reveal that must be obtuse (as an acute triangle will result in being greater than ) and that and are collinear. Next, if , and . Euler gives us that , and in this case, . Thus, . Solving for , we have , then , yielding . Next, so . Finally, gives us , and . Our answer is then .
Solution 4
Since and , . Also, and so . Now we can call , and , . By angle bisector theorem, . So let and for some value of . Now call . By the similar triangles we found earlier, and . We can simplify this to and . So we can plug the into the first equation and get . We can now draw a line through and that intersects at . By mass points, we can assign a mass of to , to , and to . We can also assign a mass of to by angle bisector theorem. So the ratio of . So since , we can plug this back into the original equation to get . This means that which has roots -2 and which means our and our answer is .
Solution 5
Since and both intercept arc , it follows that . Note that by the external angle theorem. It follows that , so we must have that is isosceles, yielding . Note that , so . This yields . It follows that , giving a final answer of .
Solution 6
Let be the excenter opposite to in . By the incenter-excenter lemma . Its well known that . ~Pluto1708
Alternate solution: "We can use the angle bisector theorem on and bisector to get that . Since , we get . Thus, and ." (https://artofproblemsolving.com/community/c759169h1918283_geometry_problem)
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