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By Victor J. Katz

Offers a global view of arithmetic, balancing historic, early sleek and sleek historical past. difficulties are taken from their unique assets, allowing scholars to appreciate how mathematicians in a number of occasions and locations solved mathematical difficulties. during this new version a extra worldwide viewpoint is taken, integrating extra non-Western insurance together with contributions from Chinese/Indian, and Islamic arithmetic and mathematicians. an extra bankruptcy covers mathematical innovations from different cultures. *Up so far, makes use of the result of very fresh scholarship within the historical past of arithmetic. *Provides summaries of the arguments of all vital rules within the box.

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Solution: Let H and H1 be the orthocenters of triangles ABC and A1 B1 C1 , respectively; and let O, OA , OB , OC be the circumcenters of triangles ABC, A1 BC, AB1 C, and ABC1 , respectively. First note that ∠BA1 C = ∠C1 A1 B1 = ∠CAB = 180◦ − ∠CHB, showing that BA1 CH is cyclic; moreover, OA A1 = 2 sin BC ∠BA1 C = CB = OA so circles ABC and BA CH have the same radius. 1 2 sin ∠CAB Similarly, CB1 AH and AC1 BH are cyclic with circumradius OA. Then ∠HBC1 = 180◦ − ∠C1 AH = ∠HAB1 = 180◦ − ∠B1 CH = ∠HCA1 ; thus angles ∠HOC C1 , ∠HOA A1 , ∠HOB B1 are equal as well.

Thus F is an intersection point of the circle defined by ∠AF B = 180◦ − ∠ACB and the line defined by CF ⊥ AB. But there are only two such points: the orthocenter of triangle ABC and the reflection of C across line AB. The latter point lies outside of triangle ABC, and hence F must indeed be the orthocenter of triangle ABC. Problem 2 Let a be a real number. Let {fn (x)} be a sequence of polynomials such that f0 (x) = 1 and fn+1 (x) = xfn (x) + fn (ax) for n = 0, 1, 2, . . (a) Prove that fn (x) = xn fn for n = 0, 1, 2, .

Problem 2 Let ABC be an equilateral triangle of altitude 1. A circle, with radius 1 and center on the same side of AB as C, rolls along the segment AB; as it rolls, it always intersects both AC and BC. Prove that the length of the arc of the circle that is inside the triangle remains constant. ” Let O be the center of ω. Let ω intersect segments AC and BC at M and N , respectively. Let the circle through O, C, and M intersect BC again at P . Now ∠P M O = 180◦ − ∠OCP = 60◦ = ∠M CO = ∠M P O, so OP = OM = 1, and P coincides with N .

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