## Secondary and Higher Secondary Marathon

For students of class 11-12 (age 16+)
Tahmid Hasan
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### Re: Secondary and Higher Secondary Marathon

Problem $28$: Let $ABCD$ be a cyclic quadrilateral with opposite sides not parallel. Let $X$ and $Y$ be the
intersections of $AB,CD$ and $AD,BC$ respectively. Let the angle bisector of $\angle AXD$ intersect $AD,BC$ at $E,F$ respectively, and let the angle bisectors of $\angle AYB$ intersect $AB,CD$ at $G,H$ respectively. Prove that $EFGH$ is a parallelogram.
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### Re: Secondary and Higher Secondary Marathon

28 .
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### Re: Secondary and Higher Secondary Marathon

Fun: For problem 28 , EFGH is রম্বস as well .

Problem 29 : Find all positive integers $n$ and $k$ such that $(n+1)^n=2n^k+3n+1$
(spain '12 D2 1)
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Tahmid Hasan
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Since Sanzeed didn't post a new problem. I'm posting one.
Problem $30$: Let $P$ be a point inside a square $ABCD$ such that $PA=1,PB=2,PC=3$. The area of $ABCD$ can be expressed as $a+b\sqrt c$ where $a,b,c \in \mathbb{N}$ and $c$ is not divisible by the square of any prime. What is the value of $a+b+c$?
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$a=5$,$b=-2$,$c=2$ So $a+b+c=5$
I have a shitty proof.

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Here's my solution- A rotation of $90^{\circ}$ in clockwise direction sends $\triangle BAP$ to $\triangle BCQ$, $P,Q$ are correspondent points.
So $\angle PBQ=90^{\circ}$ and $BP=BQ=2,AP=CQ=1$. Hence $\angle PQB=45^{\circ}$.
By Pythagoras' theorem on $\triangle BPQ,PQ=2\sqrt 2$.
By the converse of Pythagoras on $\triangle CPQ, \angle PQC=90^{\circ}$
So $\angle BQC=135^{\circ}$.
Hence $BC^2=BQ^2+CQ^2-2.BQ.CQ.\cos BQC=5+2\sqrt 2$.
So $a+b+c=9$.
Really cool problem
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Oy Tahmid,This is my shitty solution.I find it so uncool.
The mistake in my solution is that I took the positive value of some cos when it should be negative.

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In 2012 national camp, Sourav solved a slightly different version of this problem using some cool rotation! Mugdho vaia solved it using co-ordinates though.

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Inside an equilateral triangle $ABC$, there is a point $P$ such that $PC=3,PA=4$ and $PB=5$. Find the
perimeter of $\triangle ABC$.