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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?

- is 107
- is 36
- is 840
- cannot be determined from the given information

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Algebra

Integers

But try the problem first...

Answer: is 36.

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PRMO II, 2019, Question 27

Higher Algebra by Hall and Knight

First hint

Rotate \(\Delta\)OAP by 120\(^\circ\) in anticlockwise then A will be at B, P will be at P'

Second Hint

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

or, P'P=2(21)sin60\(^\circ\)=21\(\sqrt{3}\)

Final Step

[min(PB+PA)]=[21\(\sqrt{3}\)]=36 (Answer)

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What to do to shape your Career in Mathematics after 12th?

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:

- What are some of the best colleges for Mathematics that you can aim to apply for after high school?
- How can you strategically opt for less known colleges and prepare yourself for the best universities in India or Abroad for your Masters or Ph.D. Programs?
- What are the best universities for MS, MMath, and Ph.D. Programs in India?
- What topics in Mathematics are really needed to crack some great Masters or Ph.D. level entrances?
- How can you pursue a Ph.D. in Mathematics outside India?
- What are the 5 ways Cheenta can help you to pursue Higher Mathematics in India and abroad?

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