2021 AMC 12B Problems/Problem 24
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Problem
Let be a parallelogram with area . Points and are the projections of and respectively, onto the line and points and are the projections of and respectively, onto the line See the figure, which also shows the relative locations of these points.
Suppose and and let denote the length of the longer diagonal of Then can be written in the form where and are positive integers and is not divisible by the square of any prime. What is
simple Video Solution Using trigonometry and Equations
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Solution
Let denote the intersection point of the diagonals and . Remark that by symmetry is the midpoint of both and , so and . Now note that since , quadrilateral is cyclic, and so which implies .
Thus let be such that and . Then Pythagorean Theorem on yields , and soSolving this for yields , and soThe requested answer is .
Solution 2(Trig)
Let denote the intersection point of the diagonals and , and let . Then, by the given conditions, , , . So, Combining the above 3 equations, we get Since we want to find , let , then Solving this, we get , so .
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Video Solution by OmegaLearn (Cyclic Quadrilateral and Power of a Point)
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