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+ | Triangle <math>ABC</math> has side lengths <math>AB=7, BC=8, </math> and <math>CA=9.</math> Circle <math>\omega_1</math> passes through <math>B</math> and is tangent to line <math>AC</math> at <math>A.</math> Circle <math>\omega_2</math> passes through <math>C</math> and is tangent to line <math>AB</math> at <math>A.</math> Let <math>K</math> be the intersection of circles <math>\omega_1</math> and <math>\omega_2</math> not equal to <math>A.</math> Then <math>AK=m/n,</math> where <math>m</math> and <math>n</math> are relatively prime positive integers. Find <math>m+n.</math> | ||
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+ | Note that from the tangency condition that the supplement of <math>\angle CAB</math> with respects to lines <math>AB</math> and <math>AC</math> are equal to <math>\angle AKB</math> and <math>\angle AKC</math>, respectively, so from tangent-chord, <cmath>\angle AKC=\angle AKB=180^{\circ}-\angle BAC</cmath> Also note that <math>\angle ABK=\angle KAC</math>, so <math>\triangle AKB\sim \triangle CKA</math>. Using similarity ratios, we can easily find <cmath>AK^2=BK*KC</cmath> However, since <math>AB=7</math> and <math>CA=9</math>, we can use similarity ratios to get <cmath>BK=\frac{7}{9}AK, CK=\frac{9}{7}AK</cmath> Now we use Law of Cosines on <math>\triangle AKB</math>: From reverse Law of Cosines, <math>\cos{\angle BAC}=\frac{11}{21}\implies \cos{(180^{\circ}-\angle BAC)}=-\frac{11}{21}</math>. This gives us <cmath>AK^2+\frac{49}{81}AK^2+\frac{22}{27}AK^2=49</cmath> <cmath>\implies \frac{196}{81}AK^2=49</cmath> <cmath>AK=\frac{9}{2}</cmath> so our answer is <math>9+2=\boxed{011}</math>. | ||
+ | -franchester | ||
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+ | ==See Also== | ||
+ | {{AIME box|year=2019|n=II|num-b=10|num-a=12}} | ||
+ | {{MAA Notice}} |
Revision as of 16:43, 22 March 2019
Problem
Triangle has side lengths and Circle passes through and is tangent to line at Circle passes through and is tangent to line at Let be the intersection of circles and not equal to Then where and are relatively prime positive integers. Find
Solution
Note that from the tangency condition that the supplement of with respects to lines and are equal to and , respectively, so from tangent-chord, Also note that , so . Using similarity ratios, we can easily find However, since and , we can use similarity ratios to get Now we use Law of Cosines on : From reverse Law of Cosines, . This gives us so our answer is . -franchester
See Also
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