## IGO 2016 Elementary/2

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Thamim Zahin
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### IGO 2016 Elementary/2

1. Let \$ω\$ be the circumcircle of triangle \$ABC\$ with \$AC > AB\$. Let \$X\$ be a point on \$AC\$ and \$Y\$ be a point on the circle \$ω\$, such that \$CX = CY = AB\$.(The points \$A\$ and \$Y\$ lie on different sides of the line \$BC\$). The line \$XY\$ intersects \$ω\$ for the second time in point \$P\$. Show that \$PB = PC\$.
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Thamim Zahin
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### Re: IGO 2016 Elementary/2

\$\angle CAP = \angle CBP= \angle CYP= \angle CXY= \angle x\$
\$\angle BAC =\angle BPC =\angle a = \angle YCA\$ [Cause, \$YCAB\$ is a cyclic quad, and \$BA=YC\$]
\$\angle APB=\angle ACB=\angle b\$
\$\angle PCA=\angle PBA=\angle n\$ [All of them by angle chasing]

Now, \$180- (\angle a + \angle x)= \angle n+ \angle b\$ [from \$ \triangle APB\$]

Again, \$180- (\angle a + \angle x) = \angle x\$ [from \$ \triangle CXY\$]

That means, \$\angle n+ \angle b=\angle x\$
So,\$ \angle PCB=\angle PBC \$
Or, \$PB=PC\$
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I think we judge talent wrong. What do we see as talent? I think I have made the same mistake myself. We judge talent by the trophies on their showcases, the flamboyance the supremacy. We don't see things like determination, courage, discipline, temperament.

Absur Khan Siam
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### Re: IGO 2016 Elementary/2

Let ,
\$\angle CPY = \angle CBY = \angle p\$
\$\angle PBC = \angle PYC = \angle q\$

\$CX = CY \Rightarrow \angle CYX = \angle CXY = \angle q\$

\$AB = CY , BY = BY , \angle BAY = \angle BCY\$
So,\$\triangle ABY \cong \triangle BCY\$

Thus, \$\angle CBY = \angle AYB = \angle ACB = \angle p\$

From \$\triangle PXC\$, \$\angle p + \angle PCX = 180 - \angle PXC\$
But, \$\angle YXC = 180 - \angle PXC = \angle q\$.

\$\angle p + \angle PCX = \angle q \Rightarrow \angle PCB = \angle PBC\$

\$\therefore PB = PC\$
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Absur Khan Siam
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### Re: IGO 2016 Elementary/2

Here is the official solution :
We know that \$CX = CY\$ therefore:
\$\angle YXC = \angle XYC \Rightarrow \widehat{AP} + \widehat{CY} = \widehat{PC}\$ [But how?]
Also we have \$AB = CY\$ therefore \$\widehat{AP} + \widehat{CY} = \widehat{AP} + \widehat{AB} = \widehat{PB}\$
So \$PB = PC\$.
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Absur Khan Siam
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### Re: IGO 2016 Elementary/2

How we can write \$\angle YXC = \angle XYC \Rightarrow \widehat{AP} + \widehat{CY} = \widehat{PC}\$?

joydip
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### Re: IGO 2016 Elementary/2

As, \$ \angle YXC = \angle CPY + \angle PCA\$. So ,\$ \angle YXC = \angle XYC \Rightarrow \angle CPY + \angle PCA = \angle XYC \Rightarrow \widehat{AP} + \widehat{CY} = \widehat{PC}\$
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