2019 AIME I Problems/Problem 15
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Problem 15
Let be a chord of a circle , and let be a point on the chord . Circle passes through and and is internally tangent to . Circle passes through and and is internally tangent to . Circles and intersect at points and . Line intersects at and . Assume that , , , and , where and are relatively prime positive integers. Find .
Solution 1
[asy] size(8cm); pair O, A, B, P, O1, O2, Q, X, Y; O=(0, 0); A=dir(140); B=dir(40); P=(3A+5B)/8; O1=extension((A+P)/2, (A+P)/2+(0, 1), A, O); O2=extension((B+P)/2, (B+P)/2+(0, 1), B, O); Q=intersectionpoints(circle(O1, length(A-O1)), circle(O2, length(B-O2)))[1]; X=intersectionpoint(P -- (P+(P-Q)*100), circle(O, 1)); Y=intersectionpoint(Q -- (Q+(Q-P)*100), circle(O, 1));
draw(circle(O, 1)); draw(circle(O1, length(A-O1))); draw(circle(O2, length(B-O2))); draw(A -- B); draw(X -- Y); draw(A -- O -- B); draw(O1 -- P -- O2);
dot("", O, S); dot("", A, A); dot("", B, B); dot("", P, dir(70)); dot("", Q, dir(200)); dot("", O1, SW); dot("", O2, SE); dot("", X, X); dot("", Y, Y); [/asy] Let and be the centers of and , respectively. There is a homothety at sending to that sends to and to , so . Similarly, , so is a parallelogram. Moreover, whence is cyclic. However, so is an isosceles trapezoid. Since , , so is the midpoint of .
By Power of a Point, . Since , and the requested sum is .
(Solution by TheUltimate123)
Solution 2
Firstly we need to notice that is the middle point of . Assume the center of circle are , respectively. Then are collinear and are collinear. Link . Notice that, . As a result, and . So we have parallelogram . So Notice that, and divide into two equal length pieces, So we have . As a result, lie on one circle. So . Notice that , we have . As a result, . So is the middle point of .
Back to our problem. Assume , and . Then we have , that is, . Also, . Solve these above, we have . As a result, we hav e . So, we have . As a result, our answer is .
Solution By BladeRunnerAUG (Fanyuchen20020715).
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