Posted by Stranger on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 1:46am.
ABC is a right angled triangle with ∠ABC=90∘ and side lengths AB=24 and BC=7. A semicircle is inscribed in ABC, such that the diameter is on AC and it is tangent to AB and BC. If the radius of the semicircle is an improper fraction of the form a/b, where a and b are positive, coprime integers, what is the value of a+b?

Maths  Steve, Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 11:15am
Hmm. Place point D such that ABCD is a rectangle.
Let the center of the semicircle be at point O on AC.
Draw another semicircle centered at O, to form a complete circle. Since it is tangent to AB, it is also tangent to DC.
So, the diameter of the circle is 7, and the radius is 7/2, so a+b=9.

Maths  student, Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 12:59pm
its wrong steve

Maths  Kishan, Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 1:53am
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