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==Problem==
 
==Problem==
A laser is placed at the point <math>(3,5)</math>. The laser bean travels in a straight line. Larry wants the beam to hit and bounce off the <math>y</math>-axis, then hit and bounce off the <math>x</math>-axis, then hit the point <math>(7,5)</math>. What is the total distance the beam will travel along this path?
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A laser is placed at the point <math>(3,5)</math>. The laser beam travels in a straight line. Larry wants the beam to hit and bounce off the <math>y</math>-axis, then hit and bounce off the <math>x</math>-axis, then hit the point <math>(7,5)</math>. What is the total distance the beam will travel along this path?
  
 
<math>\textbf{(A) }2\sqrt{10} \qquad \textbf{(B) }5\sqrt2 \qquad \textbf{(C) }10\sqrt2 \qquad \textbf{(D) }15\sqrt2 \qquad \textbf{(E) }10\sqrt5</math>
 
<math>\textbf{(A) }2\sqrt{10} \qquad \textbf{(B) }5\sqrt2 \qquad \textbf{(C) }10\sqrt2 \qquad \textbf{(D) }15\sqrt2 \qquad \textbf{(E) }10\sqrt5</math>
  
 
==Diagram==
 
==Diagram==
[[File:2021 AMC 12A Problem 11 (1) LaTeX Revised.png|center]]
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<asy>
Graph in Desmos: https://www.desmos.com/calculator/3ukjhoqyvn
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/* Made by MRENTHUSIASM */
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size(200);
  
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int xMin = -3;
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int xMax = 9;
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int yMin = -3;
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int yMax = 7;
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draw((xMin,0)--(xMax,0),black+linewidth(1.5),EndArrow(5));
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draw((0,yMin)--(0,yMax),black+linewidth(1.5),EndArrow(5));
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label("$x$",(xMax,0),(2,0));
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label("$y$",(0,yMax),(0,2));
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pair A = (3,5);
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pair B = (0,2);
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pair C = (2,0);
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pair D = (7,5);
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draw(A--B--C--D,red);
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dot(A,linewidth(3.5));
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dot(B,linewidth(3.5));
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dot(C,linewidth(3.5));
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dot(D,linewidth(3.5));
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label("$(3,5)$",A,(0,2));
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label("$(7,5)$",D,(0,2));
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</asy>
 
~MRENTHUSIASM
 
~MRENTHUSIASM
  
==Solution 1==
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==Solution 1 (Reflections)==
Every time the laser bounces off a wall, instead we can imagine it going straight by reflecting it about the wall. Thus, the laser starts at <math>(3, 5)</math> and ends at <math>(-7, -5)</math>, so the path's length is <math>\sqrt{10^2+10^2}=\boxed{\textbf{(C)} 10\sqrt{2}}</math>
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Let <math>A=(3,5)</math> and <math>D=(7,5).</math> Suppose that the beam hits and bounces off the <math>y</math>-axis at <math>B,</math> then hits and bounces off the <math>x</math>-axis at <math>C.</math>
~JHawk0224
 
  
==Solution 2 (Detailed Explanation of Solution 1)==
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When the beam hits and bounces off a coordinate axis, the angle of incidence and the angle of reflection are congruent. Therefore, we straighten up the path of the beam by reflections:
Let <math>A=(3,5), D=(7,5), B</math> be the point where the beam hits the <math>y</math>-axis, and <math>C</math> be the point where the beam hits the <math>x</math>-axis.
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<ol style="margin-left: 1.5em;">
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  <li>We reflect <math>\overline{BC}</math> about the <math>y</math>-axis to get <math>\overline{BC'}.</math></li><p>
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  <li>We reflect <math>\overline{CD}</math> about the <math>x</math>-axis to get <math>\overline{C'D'}</math> with <math>D'=(7,-5),</math> then reflect <math>\overline{C'D'}</math> about the <math>y</math>-axis to get <math>\overline{C'D''}</math> with <math>D''=(-7,-5).</math></li><p>
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</ol>
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We obtain the following diagram:
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<asy>
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/* Made by MRENTHUSIASM */
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size(225);
  
Reflecting <math>\overline{BC}</math> about the <math>y</math>-axis gives <math>\overline{BC'}.</math> Then, reflecting <math>\overline{CD}</math> about the <math>y</math>-axis gives <math>\overline{C'D'}.</math> Finally, reflecting <math>\overline{C'D'}</math> about the <math>x</math>-axis gives <math>\overline{C'D''},</math> as shown below.
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int xMin = -9;
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int xMax = 9;
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int yMin = -7;
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int yMax = 7;
  
[[File:2021 AMC 12A Problem 11 (2) LaTeX.png|center]]
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draw((xMin,0)--(xMax,0),black+linewidth(1.5),EndArrow(5));
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draw((0,yMin)--(0,yMax),black+linewidth(1.5),EndArrow(5));
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label("$x$",(xMax,0),(2,0));
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label("$y$",(0,yMax),(0,2));
  
Graph in Desmos: https://www.desmos.com/calculator/lxjt0ewbou
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pair A = (3,5);
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pair B = (0,2);
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pair C = (2,0);
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pair D = (7,5);
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pair E = (-2,0);
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pair F = (7,-5);
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pair G = (-7,-5);
  
It follows that <math>D''=(-7,-5).</math> The total distance that the beam will travel is  
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draw(A--B--C--D,red);
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draw(B--E,heavygreen+dashed);
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draw(C--F,heavygreen+dashed);
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draw(E--G,heavygreen+dashed);
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dot("$A(3,5)$",A,(0,2),linewidth(3.5));
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dot("$B$",B,(-2,0),linewidth(3.5));
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dot("$C$",C,(0,-2),linewidth(3.5));
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dot("$D(7,5)$",D,(0,2),linewidth(3.5));
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dot("$C'$",E,(0,-2),linewidth(3.5));
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dot("$D'(7,-5)$",F,(0,-2),linewidth(3.5));
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dot("$D''(-7,-5)$",G,(0,-2),linewidth(3.5));
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</asy>
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The total distance that the beam will travel is  
 
<cmath>\begin{align*}
 
<cmath>\begin{align*}
AB+BC+CD&=AB+BC'+C'D' \\
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AB+BC+CD&=AB+BC+CD' \\
 
&=AB+BC'+C'D'' \\
 
&=AB+BC'+C'D'' \\
 
&=AD'' \\
 
&=AD'' \\
 
&=\sqrt{((3-(-7))^2+(5-(-5))^2} \\
 
&=\sqrt{((3-(-7))^2+(5-(-5))^2} \\
&=\sqrt{200} \\
 
 
&=\boxed{\textbf{(C) }10\sqrt2}.
 
&=\boxed{\textbf{(C) }10\sqrt2}.
 
\end{align*}</cmath>
 
\end{align*}</cmath>
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~MRENTHUSIASM (Solution)
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~JHawk0224 (Proposal)
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==Solution 2 (Parallelogram)==
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Define points <math>A,B,C,</math> and <math>D</math> as Solution 1 does. Moreover, let <math>E</math> be a point on <math>\overline{CD}</math> such that <math>\overline{BE}</math> is perpendicular to the <math>y</math>-axis, and <math>F</math> be a point on <math>\overline{BE}</math> such that <math>\overline{CF}</math> is perpendicular to the <math>x</math>-axis, as shown below.
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<asy>
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/* Made by MRENTHUSIASM */
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size(200);
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int xMin = -3;
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int xMax = 9;
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int yMin = -3;
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int yMax = 7;
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draw((xMin,0)--(xMax,0),black+linewidth(1.5),EndArrow(5));
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draw((0,yMin)--(0,yMax),black+linewidth(1.5),EndArrow(5));
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label("$x$",(xMax,0),(2,0));
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label("$y$",(0,yMax),(0,2));
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pair A = (3,5);
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pair B = (0,2);
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pair C = (2,0);
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pair D = (7,5);
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pair E = (4,2);
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pair F = (2,2);
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draw(A--B--C--D,red);
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draw(A--D^^B--E^^C--F,heavygreen+dashed);
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dot("$A(3,5)$",A,(0,2),linewidth(3.5));
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dot("$B$",B,(-2,0),linewidth(3.5));
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dot("$C$",C,(0,-2),linewidth(3.5));
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dot("$D(7,5)$",D,(0,2),linewidth(3.5));
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dot("$E$",E,(2,0),linewidth(3.5));
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dot("$F$",F,(0,1.5),linewidth(3.5));
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</asy>
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When the beam hits and bounces off a coordinate axis, the angle of incidence and the angle of reflection are congruent, from which <math>\angle ABF=\angle CBF</math> and <math>\angle BCF=\angle ECF.</math> We conclude that <math>\triangle BCF\cong\triangle ECF</math> by ASA, so <math>\angle CBF=\angle CEF.</math> It follows that <math>\angle ABF=\angle CEF</math> by transitive, so <math>\overline{AB}\parallel\overline{CD}</math> by the Converse of the Alternate Interior Angles Theorem.
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Note that <math>\overline{AD}\parallel\overline{BE}.</math> Since the opposite sides are parallel, quadrilateral <math>ABED</math> is a parallelogram. From <math>\triangle BCF\cong\triangle ECF,</math> we get <math>BF=EF=2,</math> so <math>C=(2,0).</math>
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Let <math>B=(0,b).</math> We equate the slopes of <math>\overline{AB}</math> and <math>\overline{DC}:</math> <cmath>\frac{5-b}{3-0}=\frac{5-0}{7-2},</cmath> from which <math>b=2,</math> or <math>B=(0,2).</math>
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By the Distance Formula, we have <math>AB=3\sqrt2,BC=2\sqrt2,</math> and <math>CD=5\sqrt2.</math> The total distance that the beam will travel is <cmath>AB+BC+CD=\boxed{\textbf{(C) }10\sqrt2}.</cmath>
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<u><b>Remark</b></u>
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When a straight line hits and bounces off a coordinate axis at point <math>P,</math> the ray entering <math>P</math> and the ray leaving <math>P</math> always have negative slopes. In this problem, <math>\overline{AB}</math> and <math>\overline{BC}</math> have negative slopes; <math>\overline{BC}</math> and <math>\overline{CD}</math> have negative slopes. So, <math>\overline{AB}</math> and <math>\overline{CD}</math> have the same slope, or <math>\overline{AB}\parallel\overline{CD}.</math>
  
 
~MRENTHUSIASM
 
~MRENTHUSIASM
  
==Solution 3 (Slopes and Parallelogram)==
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==Solution 3 (Educated Guess)==
Define points <math>A,B,C,</math> and <math>D</math> as Solution 2 does.
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Define points <math>A,B,C,</math> and <math>D</math> as Solution 1 does.
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Since choices <math>\textbf{(B)}, \textbf{(C)},</math> and <math>\textbf{(D)}</math> all involve <math>\sqrt2,</math> we suspect that one of them is the correct answer. We take a guess in faith that <math>\overline{AB},\overline{BC},</math> and <math>\overline{CD}</math> all form <math>45^\circ</math> angles with the coordinate axes, from which <math>B=(0,2)</math> and <math>C=(2,0).</math> The given condition <math>D=(7,5)</math> verifies our guess, as shown below.
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<asy>
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/* Made by MRENTHUSIASM */
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size(200);
  
When a line segment hits and bounces off a coordinate axis at point <math>P,</math> the ray entering <math>P</math> and the ray leaving <math>P</math> have negative slopes. <i><b>Geometrically, these two rays coincide when reflected about the line perpendicular to that coordinate axis, creating line symmetry.</b></i> Let the slope of <math>\overline{AB}</math> be <math>m.</math> It follows that the slope of <math>\overline{BC}</math> is <math>-m,</math> and the slope of <math>\overline{CD}</math> is <math>m.</math> Here, we conclude that <math>\overline{AB}\parallel\overline{CD}.</math>
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int xMin = -3;
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int xMax = 9;
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int yMin = -3;
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int yMax = 7;
  
Next, we locate <math>E</math> on <math>\overline{CD}</math> such that <math>\overline{BE}\parallel\overline{AD},</math> from which <math>ABED</math> is a parallelogram, as shown below.  
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//Draws the horizontal gridlines
[[File:2021 AMC 12A Problem 11 (3) LaTeX.png|center]]
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void horizontalLines()
Graph in Desmos: https://www.desmos.com/calculator/lgfiiqgqc2
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{
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  for (int i = yMin+1; i < yMax; ++i)
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  {
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    draw((xMin,i)--(xMax,i), mediumgray+linewidth(0.4));
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  }
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}
  
Let <math>B=(0,b).</math> By the property of slopes, we get <math>E=(4,b).</math> By symmetry, we obtain <math>C=(2,0).</math>
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//Draws the vertical gridlines
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void verticalLines()
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{
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  for (int i = xMin+1; i < xMax; ++i)
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  {
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    draw((i,yMin)--(i,yMax), mediumgray+linewidth(0.4));
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  }
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}
  
Applying the slope formula on <math>\overline{AB}</math> and <math>\overline{DC}</math> gives <cmath>m=\frac{5-b}{3-0}=\frac{5-0}{7-2}.</cmath> Equating the last two expressions gives <math>b=2.</math>
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//Draws the horizontal ticks
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void horizontalTicks()
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{
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  for (int i = yMin+1; i < yMax; ++i)
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  {
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    draw((-3/16,i)--(3/16,i), black+linewidth(1));
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  }
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}
  
By the Distance Formula, <math>AB=3\sqrt2,BC=2\sqrt2,</math> and <math>CD=5\sqrt2.</math> The total distance that the beam will travel is <cmath>AB+BC+CD=\boxed{\textbf{(C) }10\sqrt2}.</cmath>
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//Draws the vertical ticks
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void verticalTicks()
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{
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  for (int i = xMin+1; i < xMax; ++i)
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  {
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    draw((i,-3/16)--(i,3/16), black+linewidth(1));
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  }
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}
  
~MRENTHUSIASM
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horizontalLines();
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verticalLines();
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horizontalTicks();
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verticalTicks();
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draw((xMin,0)--(xMax,0),black+linewidth(1.5),EndArrow(5));
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draw((0,yMin)--(0,yMax),black+linewidth(1.5),EndArrow(5));
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label("$x$",(xMax,0),(2,0));
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label("$y$",(0,yMax),(0,2));
  
==Solution 4 (Answer Choices and Educated Guesses)==
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pair A = (3,5);
Define points <math>A,B,C,</math> and <math>D</math> as Solution 2 does.
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pair B = (0,2);
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pair C = (2,0);
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pair D = (7,5);
  
Since choices <math>\textbf{(B)}, \textbf{(C)},</math> and <math>\textbf{(D)}</math> all involve <math>\sqrt2,</math> we suspect that one of them is the correct answer. We take a guess in faith that <math>\overline{AB},\overline{BC},</math> and <math>\overline{CD}</math> all form <math>45^\circ</math> angles with the coordinate axes, from which <math>B=(0,2)</math> and <math>C=(2,0).</math> The given condition <math>D=(7,5)</math> verifies our guess. Following the penultimate paragraph of Solution 3 gives the answer <math>\boxed{\textbf{(C) }10\sqrt2}.</math>
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draw(A--B--C--D,red);
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dot(A,linewidth(3.5));
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dot(B,linewidth(3.5));
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dot(C,linewidth(3.5));
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dot(D,linewidth(3.5));
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label("$A(3,5)$",A,(0,2),UnFill);
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label("$B$",B,(-2,0),UnFill);
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label("$C$",C,(0,-2),UnFill);
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label("$D(7,5)$",D,(0,2),UnFill);
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</asy>
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Following the last paragraph of Solution 2 gives the answer <math>\boxed{\textbf{(C) }10\sqrt2}.</math>
  
 
~MRENTHUSIASM
 
~MRENTHUSIASM

Latest revision as of 21:13, 6 October 2021

Problem

A laser is placed at the point $(3,5)$. The laser beam travels in a straight line. Larry wants the beam to hit and bounce off the $y$-axis, then hit and bounce off the $x$-axis, then hit the point $(7,5)$. What is the total distance the beam will travel along this path?

$\textbf{(A) }2\sqrt{10} \qquad \textbf{(B) }5\sqrt2 \qquad \textbf{(C) }10\sqrt2 \qquad \textbf{(D) }15\sqrt2 \qquad \textbf{(E) }10\sqrt5$

Diagram

[asy] /* Made by MRENTHUSIASM */ size(200);   int xMin = -3; int xMax = 9; int yMin = -3; int yMax = 7;  draw((xMin,0)--(xMax,0),black+linewidth(1.5),EndArrow(5)); draw((0,yMin)--(0,yMax),black+linewidth(1.5),EndArrow(5)); label("$x$",(xMax,0),(2,0)); label("$y$",(0,yMax),(0,2));  pair A = (3,5); pair B = (0,2); pair C = (2,0); pair D = (7,5);  draw(A--B--C--D,red); dot(A,linewidth(3.5)); dot(B,linewidth(3.5)); dot(C,linewidth(3.5)); dot(D,linewidth(3.5)); label("$(3,5)$",A,(0,2)); label("$(7,5)$",D,(0,2)); [/asy] ~MRENTHUSIASM

Solution 1 (Reflections)

Let $A=(3,5)$ and $D=(7,5).$ Suppose that the beam hits and bounces off the $y$-axis at $B,$ then hits and bounces off the $x$-axis at $C.$

When the beam hits and bounces off a coordinate axis, the angle of incidence and the angle of reflection are congruent. Therefore, we straighten up the path of the beam by reflections:

  1. We reflect $\overline{BC}$ about the $y$-axis to get $\overline{BC'}.$
  2. We reflect $\overline{CD}$ about the $x$-axis to get $\overline{C'D'}$ with $D'=(7,-5),$ then reflect $\overline{C'D'}$ about the $y$-axis to get $\overline{C'D''}$ with $D''=(-7,-5).$

We obtain the following diagram: [asy] /* Made by MRENTHUSIASM */ size(225);   int xMin = -9; int xMax = 9; int yMin = -7; int yMax = 7;  draw((xMin,0)--(xMax,0),black+linewidth(1.5),EndArrow(5)); draw((0,yMin)--(0,yMax),black+linewidth(1.5),EndArrow(5)); label("$x$",(xMax,0),(2,0)); label("$y$",(0,yMax),(0,2));  pair A = (3,5); pair B = (0,2); pair C = (2,0); pair D = (7,5); pair E = (-2,0); pair F = (7,-5); pair G = (-7,-5);  draw(A--B--C--D,red); draw(B--E,heavygreen+dashed); draw(C--F,heavygreen+dashed); draw(E--G,heavygreen+dashed); dot("$A(3,5)$",A,(0,2),linewidth(3.5)); dot("$B$",B,(-2,0),linewidth(3.5)); dot("$C$",C,(0,-2),linewidth(3.5)); dot("$D(7,5)$",D,(0,2),linewidth(3.5)); dot("$C'$",E,(0,-2),linewidth(3.5)); dot("$D'(7,-5)$",F,(0,-2),linewidth(3.5)); dot("$D''(-7,-5)$",G,(0,-2),linewidth(3.5)); [/asy] The total distance that the beam will travel is \begin{align*} AB+BC+CD&=AB+BC+CD' \\ &=AB+BC'+C'D'' \\ &=AD'' \\ &=\sqrt{((3-(-7))^2+(5-(-5))^2} \\ &=\boxed{\textbf{(C) }10\sqrt2}. \end{align*} ~MRENTHUSIASM (Solution)

~JHawk0224 (Proposal)

Solution 2 (Parallelogram)

Define points $A,B,C,$ and $D$ as Solution 1 does. Moreover, let $E$ be a point on $\overline{CD}$ such that $\overline{BE}$ is perpendicular to the $y$-axis, and $F$ be a point on $\overline{BE}$ such that $\overline{CF}$ is perpendicular to the $x$-axis, as shown below. [asy] /* Made by MRENTHUSIASM */ size(200);   int xMin = -3; int xMax = 9; int yMin = -3; int yMax = 7;  draw((xMin,0)--(xMax,0),black+linewidth(1.5),EndArrow(5)); draw((0,yMin)--(0,yMax),black+linewidth(1.5),EndArrow(5)); label("$x$",(xMax,0),(2,0)); label("$y$",(0,yMax),(0,2));  pair A = (3,5); pair B = (0,2); pair C = (2,0); pair D = (7,5); pair E = (4,2); pair F = (2,2);  draw(A--B--C--D,red); draw(A--D^^B--E^^C--F,heavygreen+dashed); dot("$A(3,5)$",A,(0,2),linewidth(3.5)); dot("$B$",B,(-2,0),linewidth(3.5)); dot("$C$",C,(0,-2),linewidth(3.5)); dot("$D(7,5)$",D,(0,2),linewidth(3.5)); dot("$E$",E,(2,0),linewidth(3.5)); dot("$F$",F,(0,1.5),linewidth(3.5)); [/asy] When the beam hits and bounces off a coordinate axis, the angle of incidence and the angle of reflection are congruent, from which $\angle ABF=\angle CBF$ and $\angle BCF=\angle ECF.$ We conclude that $\triangle BCF\cong\triangle ECF$ by ASA, so $\angle CBF=\angle CEF.$ It follows that $\angle ABF=\angle CEF$ by transitive, so $\overline{AB}\parallel\overline{CD}$ by the Converse of the Alternate Interior Angles Theorem.

Note that $\overline{AD}\parallel\overline{BE}.$ Since the opposite sides are parallel, quadrilateral $ABED$ is a parallelogram. From $\triangle BCF\cong\triangle ECF,$ we get $BF=EF=2,$ so $C=(2,0).$

Let $B=(0,b).$ We equate the slopes of $\overline{AB}$ and $\overline{DC}:$ \[\frac{5-b}{3-0}=\frac{5-0}{7-2},\] from which $b=2,$ or $B=(0,2).$

By the Distance Formula, we have $AB=3\sqrt2,BC=2\sqrt2,$ and $CD=5\sqrt2.$ The total distance that the beam will travel is \[AB+BC+CD=\boxed{\textbf{(C) }10\sqrt2}.\]

Remark

When a straight line hits and bounces off a coordinate axis at point $P,$ the ray entering $P$ and the ray leaving $P$ always have negative slopes. In this problem, $\overline{AB}$ and $\overline{BC}$ have negative slopes; $\overline{BC}$ and $\overline{CD}$ have negative slopes. So, $\overline{AB}$ and $\overline{CD}$ have the same slope, or $\overline{AB}\parallel\overline{CD}.$

~MRENTHUSIASM

Solution 3 (Educated Guess)

Define points $A,B,C,$ and $D$ as Solution 1 does.

Since choices $\textbf{(B)}, \textbf{(C)},$ and $\textbf{(D)}$ all involve $\sqrt2,$ we suspect that one of them is the correct answer. We take a guess in faith that $\overline{AB},\overline{BC},$ and $\overline{CD}$ all form $45^\circ$ angles with the coordinate axes, from which $B=(0,2)$ and $C=(2,0).$ The given condition $D=(7,5)$ verifies our guess, as shown below. [asy] /* Made by MRENTHUSIASM */ size(200);   int xMin = -3; int xMax = 9; int yMin = -3; int yMax = 7;  //Draws the horizontal gridlines void horizontalLines() {   for (int i = yMin+1; i < yMax; ++i)   {     draw((xMin,i)--(xMax,i), mediumgray+linewidth(0.4));   } }  //Draws the vertical gridlines void verticalLines() {   for (int i = xMin+1; i < xMax; ++i)   {     draw((i,yMin)--(i,yMax), mediumgray+linewidth(0.4));   } }  //Draws the horizontal ticks void horizontalTicks() {   for (int i = yMin+1; i < yMax; ++i)   {     draw((-3/16,i)--(3/16,i), black+linewidth(1));   } }  //Draws the vertical ticks void verticalTicks() {   for (int i = xMin+1; i < xMax; ++i)   {     draw((i,-3/16)--(i,3/16), black+linewidth(1));   } }  horizontalLines(); verticalLines(); horizontalTicks(); verticalTicks(); draw((xMin,0)--(xMax,0),black+linewidth(1.5),EndArrow(5)); draw((0,yMin)--(0,yMax),black+linewidth(1.5),EndArrow(5)); label("$x$",(xMax,0),(2,0)); label("$y$",(0,yMax),(0,2));  pair A = (3,5); pair B = (0,2); pair C = (2,0); pair D = (7,5);  draw(A--B--C--D,red); dot(A,linewidth(3.5)); dot(B,linewidth(3.5)); dot(C,linewidth(3.5)); dot(D,linewidth(3.5)); label("$A(3,5)$",A,(0,2),UnFill); label("$B$",B,(-2,0),UnFill); label("$C$",C,(0,-2),UnFill); label("$D(7,5)$",D,(0,2),UnFill); [/asy] Following the last paragraph of Solution 2 gives the answer $\boxed{\textbf{(C) }10\sqrt2}.$

~MRENTHUSIASM

Video Solution by OmegaLearn (Using Reflections and Distance Formula)

https://youtu.be/e7tNtd-fgeo

~ pi_is_3.14

Video Solution by Hawk Math

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjQARBvdZ20

Video Solution by TheBeautyofMath

https://youtu.be/ySWSHyY9TwI

~IceMatrix

See also

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