2016 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 23
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Problem
Two congruent circles centered at points and each pass through the other circle's center. The line containing both and is extended to intersect the circles at points and . The circles intersect at two points, one of which is . What is the degree measure of ?
Solutions
Solution 1
Observe that is equilateral. Therefore, . Since is a straight line, we conclude that . Since (both are radii of the same circle), is isosceles, meaning that . Similarly, .
Now, . Therefore, the answer is .
Solution 2
We know that is equilateral, because all of its sides are congruent radii. Because point is the center of a circle, is at the border of a circle, and and are points on the edge of that circle, . Since is isosceles, angle degrees -SweetMango77.
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