Math Olympiad

INMO 2012 | Problems

  1. This post contains problems from Indian National Mathematics Olympiad, INMO 2012. Try them and share your solution in the comments.
  3. Let ABCD be a quadrilateral inscribed in a circle. Suppose AB =\sqrt {2 + \sqrt {2} } and AB subtends 1350 at the center of the circle. Find the maximum possible area of ABCD.
  4. Let p_1<p_2< p_3< p_4 and q_1<q_2<q_3<q_4 be two sets of prime numbers such that p_4 - p_1 = 8   and q_4 - q_1 = 8 . Suppose p_1>5 and q_1>5 . Prove that 30 divides p_1 - q_1 .
  5. Define a sequence <fn(x)> n∈N of functions as f_0(x )=1, f_1(x )=x , (f_n(x))^2 - 1 = f_{n-1} (x) f_{n+1} (x) , for n \ge 1 . Prove that each f_n(x ) is a polynomial with integer coefficients.
  6. Let ABC be a triangle. An interior point P of ABC is said to be good if we can find exactly 27 rays emanating from P intersecting the sides of the triangle ABC such that the triangle is divided by these rays into 27 smaller triangles of equal area. Determine the number of good points for a given triangle ABC.
  7. Let ABC be an acute angled triangle. Let D, E, F be points on BC, CA, AB such that AD is the median, BE is the internal bisector and CF is the altitude. Suppose that angle FDE = angle C and angle DEF = angle A and angle EFD = angle B. Show that ABC is equilateral.
  8. Let f :Z \mapsto Z be a function satisfying f(0) \neq 0 , f(1)=0 and
    1. f(xy) + f(x)f(y) = f(x) + f(y) ,
    2. (f(x-y) - f(0) ) f(x) f(y) = 0 for all x , y in Z simultaneously.
      1. Find the set of all possible values of the function f.
      2. If f(10) \neq 0 and f(2) = 0 , find the set of all integers n such that f(n) \neq 0 .

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By Dr. Ashani Dasgupta

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