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− | Let | + | Let the incircle of <math>ABC</math> be tangent to <math>AB</math> and <math>AC</math> at <math>M</math> and <math>N</math>. By Brianchon's theorem on tangential hexagons <math>QNCBMP</math> and <math>PYQCXB</math>, we know that <math>MN,CP,BQ</math> and <math>XY</math> are concurrent at a point <math>O</math>. Let <math>PQ \cap BC = Z</math>. Then by La Hire's <math>A</math> lies on the polar of <math>Z</math> so <math>Z</math> lies on the polar of <math>A</math>. Therefore, <math>MN</math> also passes through <math>Z</math>. Then projecting through <math>Z</math>, we have |
+ | <cmath> -1 = (A,O;Y,X) \stackrel{Z}{=} (A,M;P,B) \stackrel{Z}{=} (A,N;Q,C).</cmath>Therefore, <math>\frac{AP \cdot MB}{MP \cdot AB} = 1 \implies \frac{3 \cdot MB}{MP \cdot 7} = 1</math>. Since <math>MB+MP=4</math> we know that <math>MB = \frac{6}{5}</math> and <math>MB = \frac{14}{5}</math>. Therefore, <math>AN = AM = \frac{21}{5}</math> and <math>NC = 8 - \frac{21}{5} = \frac{19}{5}</math>. Since <math>(A,N;Q,C) = -1</math>, we also have <math>\frac{AQ \cdot NC}{NQ \cdot AC} = 1 \implies \frac{AQ \cdot \tfrac{19}{5}}{(\tfrac{21}{5} - AQ) \cdot 8} = 1</math>. Solving for <math>AQ</math>, we obtain <math>AQ = \frac{168}{59} \implies m+n = \boxed{227}</math>. | ||
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Revision as of 08:17, 26 March 2018
Problem
The incircle of triangle is tangent to at . Let be the other intersection of with . Points and lie on and , respectively, so that is tangent to at . Assume that , , , and , where and are relatively prime positive integers. Find .
Solution 1
Let sides and be tangent to at and , respectively. Let and . Because and are both tangent to and and subtend the same arc of , it follows that . By equal tangents, . Applying the Law of Sines to yields Similarly, applying the Law of Sines to gives It follows that implying . Applying the same argument to yields from which . The requested sum is .
Solution 2 (Projective)
Let the incircle of be tangent to and at and . By Brianchon's theorem on tangential hexagons and , we know that and are concurrent at a point . Let . Then by La Hire's lies on the polar of so lies on the polar of . Therefore, also passes through . Then projecting through , we have Therefore, . Since we know that and . Therefore, and . Since , we also have . Solving for , we obtain . -Vfire
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