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## Sunday, May 7, 2017

### Geometry Problem 1335: the Lune of Hippocrates has the same area of a Kite

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Problem 1335

ReplyDelete4 .Suppose that HF intersects the circle (K,KA ) at the points P and Q (P is left of Q), OK is perpendicular to AB (K on AB) , KT perpendicular to OA (T on OA ) , KN perpendicular to PQ (N on PQ ) and KL perpendicular to OF (L on OF). Let HG intersect EF in M then

EM=MF=x and OA=R , KE=KO=KB=KA=R√(2 )/2. Is KT=KN=R/2, LF=LO=OF/2=(R/2)+x=

LM+x or LM=KN=R/2=KT. So PQ=AO=R.Therefore the point K is incenter of triangle OHG.

So HN=HT or HA=HP=a, similar GQ=GB=b. Now I apply the Pythagorean theory to a triangle HOG then OH^2+OG^2=HG^2 or (R+a)^2+(R+b)^2=(R+a+b) or R^2=2ab or

AB^2=4HA.GB .

3.〖 S〗_1=π.(AK)^2/2+(AOB)-π.(ΑΟ)^2/4=π.R^2/4 +(AOB)-π.R^2/4=(AOB)=S.

APOSTOLIS MANOLOUDIS 4 HIGH SCHOOL OF KORYDALLOS PIRAEUS GREECE

Problem 1335 (3)

ReplyDeleteLet KL=NM=y.But in triangle HOG we have that OH^2=HM.HG or (R+a)^2=(a+R/2+y).(a+R+b) or y=R(a-b)/2(a+b+R).But in triangle KOL have

KL^2=KO^2-LO^2 or y^2=R^2/4-Rx-x^2.

OM^2=HM.MG or(R+x)^2=(a+R/2+y).(a+R+b) or after mathematical actions

x=ab/(a+b+R).

S_(2=)(HFGE)=EF.HG/2=2x(a+R+b)/2=x(a+R+b)=ab=R^2/2=(AOB)=S

APOSTOLIS MANOLOUDIS 4 HIGH SCHOOL OF KORYDALLOS PIRAEUS GREECE