Try this beautiful problem from the Pre-RMO II, 2019, Question 27 based on Shortest Distance.
A conical glass is in the form of a right circular cone. The slant height is 21 and the radius of the top rim of the glass is 14. An ant at the mid point of a slant line on the outside wall of the glass sees a honey drop diametrically opposite to it on the inside wall of the glass. If d the shortest distance it should crawl to reach the honey drop, what is the integer part of d?
But try the problem first...
Answer: is 36.
PRMO II, 2019, Question 27
Higher Algebra by Hall and Knight
Rotate \(\Delta\)OAP by 120\(^\circ\) in anticlockwise then A will be at B, P will be at P'
or, \(\Delta\)OAP is congruent to \(\Delta\)OBP'
or, PB+PA=P'B+PB \(\geq\) P'P
Minimum PB+PA=P'P equality when P on the angle bisector of \(\angle\)AOB
From the video below, let's learn from Dr. Ashani Dasgupta (a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin and Founder-Faculty of Cheenta) how you can shape your career in Mathematics and pursue it after 12th in India and Abroad. These are some of the key questions that we are discussing here: