# Pre-RMO 2014/16

In a triangle $$ABC$$, let $$I$$ denote the incenter. Let the line $$AI, BI$$ and $$CI$$ intersect the incircle at $$P, Q,$$ and $$R$$, respectively. If $$\angle BAC = 40^\circ$$, what is the value of $$\angle QPR$$ in degrees.

This note is part of the set Pre-RMO 2014 Note by Pranshu Gaba
6 years, 8 months ago

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Let $\angle IBC= x^\circ$ and $\angle ICB=y^\circ$

$\Rightarrow \angle ABC=2x^\circ \Rightarrow \angle ACB=2y^\circ$ (incenter is the point of concurreny of the angle bisectors)

By apply angle sum, we get

$x^\circ+y^\circ=70^\circ$

$\angle BIC= 180^\circ -(x^\circ +y^\circ)=110^\circ$

$\angle QPR=110^\circ=2\times \angle QPR$ (Angle subtended at the center is double the angle subtended at the circumference)

$\Rightarrow \boxed{\angle QPR=55^\circ}$

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Thanks :)

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is it 55 ???

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Yes it is

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55

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How did you solve this problem? I assumed it to be an isosceles triangle. I got the correct answer, but couldn't figure out using a proper method.

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55

- 6 years, 1 month ago

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40??

- 6 years, 8 months ago

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80??

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Nooo

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