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Let sides <math>\overline{AB}</math> and <math>\overline{AC}</math> be tangent to <math>\omega</math> at <math>Z</math> and <math>W</math>, respectively. Let <math>\alpha = \angle BAX</math> and <math>\beta = \angle AXC</math>. Because <math>\overline{PQ}</math> and <math>\overline{BC}</math> are both tangent to <math>\omega</math> and <math>\angle YXC</math> and <math>\angle QYX</math> subtend the same arc of <math>\omega</math>, it follows that <math>\angle AYP = \angle QYX = \angle YXC = \beta</math>. By equal tangents, <math>PZ = PY</math>. Applying the Law of Sines to <math>\triangle APY</math> yields <cmath>\frac{AZ}{AP} = 1 + \frac{ZP}{AP} = 1 + \frac{PY}{AP} = 1 + \frac{\sin\alpha}{\sin\beta}.</cmath>Similarly, applying the Law of Sines to <math>\triangle ABX</math> gives <cmath>\frac{AZ}{AB} = 1 - \frac{BZ}{AB} = 1 - \frac{BX}{AB} = 1 - \frac{\sin\alpha}{\sin\beta}.</cmath>It follows that <cmath>2 = \frac{AZ}{AP} + \frac{AZ}{AB} = \frac{AZ}3 + \frac{AZ}7,</cmath>implying <math>AZ = \tfrac{21}5</math>. Applying the same argument to <math>\triangle AQY</math> yields <cmath>2 = \frac{AW}{AQ} + \frac{AW}{AC} = \frac{AZ}{AQ} + \frac{AZ}{AC} = \frac{21}5\left(\frac{1}{AQ} + \frac 18\right),</cmath>from which <math>AQ = \tfrac{168}{59}</math>. The requested sum is <math>168 + 59 = \boxed{227}</math>. | Let sides <math>\overline{AB}</math> and <math>\overline{AC}</math> be tangent to <math>\omega</math> at <math>Z</math> and <math>W</math>, respectively. Let <math>\alpha = \angle BAX</math> and <math>\beta = \angle AXC</math>. Because <math>\overline{PQ}</math> and <math>\overline{BC}</math> are both tangent to <math>\omega</math> and <math>\angle YXC</math> and <math>\angle QYX</math> subtend the same arc of <math>\omega</math>, it follows that <math>\angle AYP = \angle QYX = \angle YXC = \beta</math>. By equal tangents, <math>PZ = PY</math>. Applying the Law of Sines to <math>\triangle APY</math> yields <cmath>\frac{AZ}{AP} = 1 + \frac{ZP}{AP} = 1 + \frac{PY}{AP} = 1 + \frac{\sin\alpha}{\sin\beta}.</cmath>Similarly, applying the Law of Sines to <math>\triangle ABX</math> gives <cmath>\frac{AZ}{AB} = 1 - \frac{BZ}{AB} = 1 - \frac{BX}{AB} = 1 - \frac{\sin\alpha}{\sin\beta}.</cmath>It follows that <cmath>2 = \frac{AZ}{AP} + \frac{AZ}{AB} = \frac{AZ}3 + \frac{AZ}7,</cmath>implying <math>AZ = \tfrac{21}5</math>. Applying the same argument to <math>\triangle AQY</math> yields <cmath>2 = \frac{AW}{AQ} + \frac{AW}{AC} = \frac{AZ}{AQ} + \frac{AZ}{AC} = \frac{21}5\left(\frac{1}{AQ} + \frac 18\right),</cmath>from which <math>AQ = \tfrac{168}{59}</math>. The requested sum is <math>168 + 59 = \boxed{227}</math>. | ||
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Problem
The incircle of triangle is tangent to at . Let be the other intersection of with . Points and lie on and , respectively, so that is tangent to at . Assume that , , , and , where and are relatively prime positive integers. Find .
Solution 1
Let sides and be tangent to at and , respectively. Let and . Because and are both tangent to and and subtend the same arc of , it follows that . By equal tangents, . Applying the Law of Sines to yields Similarly, applying the Law of Sines to gives It follows that implying . Applying the same argument to yields from which . The requested sum is . -gorefeebuddie
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Solution 2 (Projective)
Let the incircle of be tangent to and at and . By Brianchon's theorem on tangential hexagons and , we know that and are concurrent at a point . Let . Then by La Hire's lies on the polar of so lies on the polar of . Therefore, also passes through . Then projecting through , we have Therefore, . Since we know that and . Therefore, and . Since , we also have . Solving for , we obtain . -Vfire
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