Benelux 2009-18 (BxMO) 10p

geometry problems from Benelux Mathematical Olympiads (BxMO)
with aops links in the names

(Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg)


2009 - 2018

BxMO 2009 P4
Given trapezoid ABCD with parallel sides AB and CD, let E be a point on line BC outside segment BC, such that segment AE intersects segment CD. Assume that there exists a point F inside segment AD such that <EAD = <CBF. Denote by I the point of intersection of CD and EF, and by J the point of intersection of AB and EF. Let K be the midpoint of segment EF, and assume that K is different from I and J. Prove that K belongs to the circumcircle of ∆ABI if and only if K belongs to the circumcircle of ∆CDJ.

On a line l there are three different points A, B and P in that order. Let a be the line through A perpendicular to l, and let b be the line through B perpendicular to l. A line through P, not coinciding with l, intersects a in Q and b in R. The line through A perpendicular to BQ intersects BQ in L and BR in T. The line through B perpendicular to AR intersects AR in K and AQ in S.
(a) Prove that P, T, S are collinear.
(b) Prove that P, K, L are collinear.

Let ABC be a triangle with incentre I. The angle bisectors AI, BI and CI meet [BC], [CA] and [AB] at D, E and F, respectively. The perpendicular bisector of [AD] intersects the lines BI and CI at M and N, respectively. Show that A, I, M and N lie on a circle.

In triangle ABC the midpoint of BC is called M. Let P be a variable interior point of the triangle such that <CPM = <PAB. Let Γ be the circumcircle of triangle ABP. The line MP intersects Γ a second time in Q. Define R as the reflection of P in the tangent to Γ in B. Prove that the length |QR| is independent of the position of P inside the triangle.

Let ∆ABC be a triangle with circumcircle Γ, and let I be the center of the incircle of ∆ABC. The lines AI, BI and CI intersect Γ in D ≠ A, E ≠ B and F ≠ C. The tangent lines to Γ in F, D and E intersect the lines AI, BI and CI in R, S and T, respectively. Prove that
|AR|·|BS|·|CT| = |ID|·|IE|·|IF| .

Let ABCD be a square. Consider a variable point P inside the square for which <BAP ≥ 60þ. Let Q be the intersection of the line AD and the perpendicular to BP in P. Let R be the intersection of the line BQ and the perpendicular to BP from C.
(a) Prove that |BP| ≥ |BR|.
(b) For which point(s) P does the inequality in (a) become an equality?

Let ABC be an acute triangle with circumcentre O. Let ΓΒ be the circle through A and B that is tangent to AC, and let ΓC be the circle through A and C that is tangent to AB. An arbitrary line through A intersects ΓΒ again in X and intersects ΓC again in Y . Prove that |OX| = |OY |.

A circle ω passes through the two vertices B and C of a triangle ABC. Furthermore, ω intersects segment AC in D ≠ C and segment AB in E ≠ B. On the ray from B through D lies a point K such that |BK| = |AC|, and on the ray from C through E lies a point L such that |CL|=|AB|. Show that the circumcentre O of triangle AKL lies on ω.

In the convex quadrilateral ABCD we have <B= <C and <D = 90þ. Suppose that |AB|=2|CD|. Prove that the angle bisector of <ACB  is perpendicular to CD.



BxMO 2018 P3
Let $ABC$ be a triangle with orthocentre $H$, and let $D$, $E$, and $F$ denote the respective midpoints of line segments $AB$, $AC$, and $AH$. The reflections of $B$ and $C$ in $F$ are $P$ and $Q$, respectively. 
a) Show that lines $PE$ and $QD$ intersect on the circumcircle of triangle $ABC$.
b) Prove that lines $PD$ and $QE$ intersect on line segment $AH$.


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