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2021 IMO Problems/Problem 4

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$Problem:$ Let $\Gamma$ be a circle with centre $I$, and $ABCD$ a convex quadrilateral such that each of the segments $AB, BC, CD$ and $DA$ is tangent to $\Gamma$. Let $\Omega$ be the circumcircle of the triangle $AIC$. The extension of $BA$ beyond $A$ meets $\Omega$ at $X$, and the extension of $BC$ beyond $C$ meets $\Omega$ at $Z$. The extensions of $AD$ and $CD$ beyond $D$ meet $\Omega$ at $Y$ and $T$, respectively. Prove that \[AD + DT + T X + XA = CD + DY + Y Z + ZC\]


$Solution:$

Let $O$ be the centre of $\Omega$ For $AB=BC$ the result follows simply. By Pitot's Theorem we have \[AB + CD = BC + AD\] so that, \[AD = CD.\] The configuration becomes symmetric about $OI$ and the result follows immediately.

Now assume WLOG $AB < BC$. Then $T$ lies between $A$ and $X$ in the minor arc $AX$ and $Z$ lies between $Y$ and $C$ in the minor arc $YC$. Consider the cyclic quadrilateral $ACZX$. We have $\angle CZX = \angle CAB$ and $\angle IAC = \angle IZC$. So that, \[\angle CZX - \angle IZC = \angle CAB - \angle IAC\] \[\angle IZX = \angle IAB\]. Since $I$ is the incenter of quadrilateral $ABCD$, $AI$ is the angular bisector of $\angle DBA$. This gives us, \[\angle IZX = \angle IAB = \angle IAD = \angle IAY\]. Hence the chords $IX$ and $IY$ are equal. So $Y$ is the reflection of $X$ about $OI$. Similarly we get \[\angle IXZ = \angle ICT\] and so the chords $IZ$ and $IT$ are equal. Hence $Z$ is the reflection of $T$ about $OI$. This gives us $YZ$ = $TX$ immediately and now it suffices to prove, \[AD + DT + XA = CD + DY + ZC\].

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