|The 33rd United States of America Mathematics Olympiad
- Let ABCD be a quadrilateral circumscribed about a circle, whose interior and exterior
angles are at least 60 o. Prove that
|AB3 - AD3|/3 ≤|BC3 - CD3| ≤ 3|AB3 - AD3|.
When does equality hold ?
- Suppose a1 , ... , an are integers whose greatest common divisor is 1. Let S be a set of integers with the following properties.
(a) For i = 1 , ... , n , ai ∈ S.
(b) For i,j = 1 , ... , n (not necessarily distinct), ai - aj ∈ S.
(c) For any integers x , y ∈ S, if x + y ∈ S, then x - y ∈ S.
Prove that S must be equal to the set of all integers.
- For what real values of k > 0 is it possible to dissect a 1 × k rectangle into two similar,
but noncongruent, polygons ?
- Alice and Bob play a game on a 6 by 6 grid. On his or her turn, a player chooses a rational number not yet appearing in the grid and writes it in an empty square of the grid. Alice
goes first and then the players alternate. When all squares have numbers written in them,
in each row, the square with the greatest number in that row is colored black. Alice wins
if she can then draw a line from the top of the grid to the bottom of the grid that stays
in black squares, and Bob wins if she can't. (If two squares share a vertex, Alice can draw
a line from one to the other that stays in those two squares.) Find, with proof, a winning
strategy for one of the players.
- Let a, b and c be positive real numbers. Prove that
(a^5 - a^2 + 3)(b^5 - b^2 + 3)(c^5 - c^2 + 3) ≥ (a + b + c)^3.
- A circle ω is inscribed in a quadrilateral ABCD. Let I be the center of ω. Suppose that
(AI + DI)^2 + (BI + CI)^2 = (AB + CD)^2.
Prove that ABCD is an isosceles trapezoid.