Pizza Cutting Puzzle!

Geometry Level 5

A 12 inch diameter round pizza

has been sliced by 3 straight cuts, leaving a right triangle in the middle as shown here

The edge of the pizza has been cut into 6 arcs, one each of the following, in degrees, totaling 360 degrees:

15,30,45,60,90,120{15, 30, 45, 60, 90, 120}

but not necessarily in that order. The maximum area, in square inches, this right triangle piece in the middle can have can be expressed as

1a(b+c2+d3+e6)\dfrac { 1 }{ a } (b+c\sqrt { 2 } +d\sqrt { 3 } +e\sqrt { 6 } )

where a,b,c,d,ea, b, c, d, e are integers (which may be negative). Find a+b+c+d+ea+b+c+d+e.

Integer aa is positive. Do not rely on diagram to guess arcs in degrees.


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