**A. 636.** There is given a convex quadrilateral \(\displaystyle ABCD\) and a point \(\displaystyle P\) in the interior of the triangle \(\displaystyle BCD\) in such a way that the quadrilateral \(\displaystyle ABPD\) has an inscribed circle, and the three inscribed circles of the quadrilateral \(\displaystyle ABPD\), the triangle \(\displaystyle BCP\) and the triangle \(\displaystyle CDP\), respectively, are pairwise tangent to each other. Denote by \(\displaystyle Q\) and \(\displaystyle R\) the points tangency on the line segments \(\displaystyle BP\) and \(\displaystyle DP\), respectively. Let the lines \(\displaystyle BP\) and \(\displaystyle AR\) meet at \(\displaystyle S\), let the lines \(\displaystyle DP\) and \(\displaystyle AQ\) meet at \(\displaystyle T\), and let the lines \(\displaystyle BT\) and \(\displaystyle DS\) meet at \(\displaystyle U\). Show that the line \(\displaystyle CU\) bisects the angle \(\displaystyle BCD\).

(5 points)

**A. 637.** Let \(\displaystyle n\) be a positive integer. Let \(\displaystyle \mathcal{F}\) be a family of sets that contains more than half of all subsets of an \(\displaystyle n\)-element set \(\displaystyle X\). Prove that from \(\displaystyle \mathcal{F}\) we can select \(\displaystyle \lceil\log_2n\rceil+1\) sets that form a separating family on \(\displaystyle X\), i.e., for any two distinct elements of \(\displaystyle X\) there is a selected set containing exactly one of the two elements.

*Miklós Schweitzer competition, *2014

(5 points)

**B. 4687.** Samson wrote the number 123456789 on a sheet of paper. Then he may or may not have placed a multiplication sign between any two consecutive digits. (He may have used several of them, or none at all.) By reading the digits between multiplication signs as a single number, he obtained a product of numbers. For example, \(\displaystyle 1234 \cdot 56
\cdot 789\). What is the maximum possible value of the number obtained in this way?

Suggested by *M. E. Gáspár,* Budapest

(3 points)

**B. 4691.** \(\displaystyle a\), \(\displaystyle b\), \(\displaystyle c\) and \(\displaystyle d\) are four parallel lines in the plane, in this order. The distance of \(\displaystyle a\) and \(\displaystyle b\) is 1, the distance of \(\displaystyle b\) and \(\displaystyle c\) is 3, and the distance of \(\displaystyle c\) and \(\displaystyle d\) is also 1. Consider the rectangles that have exactly one vertex on each line. How can we obtain the rectangle of minimal area, and what is this area?

(3 points)

**B. 4692.** The sides of an acute-angled triangle are \(\displaystyle a\), \(\displaystyle b\), \(\displaystyle c\), the opposite angles are \(\displaystyle \alpha\), \(\displaystyle \beta\), \(\displaystyle \gamma\), and the lengths of the corresponding altitudes are \(\displaystyle m_a\), \(\displaystyle m_b\), \(\displaystyle m_c\), respectively. Prove that \(\displaystyle \frac{m_a}{a} + \frac{m_b}{b} +
\frac{m_c}{c} \ge 2\cos \alpha \cos\beta \cos
\gamma \left(\frac{1}{\sin 2\alpha} + \frac{1}{\sin 2\beta} + \frac{1}{\sin
2\gamma}\right) + \sqrt{3}\,\).

Suggested by *K. Williams,* Szeged

(5 points)

**B. 4694.** Find all real numbers \(\displaystyle p_1\), \(\displaystyle q_1\), \(\displaystyle p_2\), \(\displaystyle q_2\) such that \(\displaystyle p_2\) and \(\displaystyle q_2\) are roots of the equation \(\displaystyle x^3+p_1x+q_1=0\), and \(\displaystyle p_1\) and \(\displaystyle q_1\) are roots of the equation \(\displaystyle x^3+p_2x+q_2=0\).

Suggested by *Z. Bertalan,* Békéscsaba

(4 points)

**C. 1276.** \(\displaystyle X\), \(\displaystyle Y\), \(\displaystyle Z\), \(\displaystyle V\) are interior points of sides \(\displaystyle AB\), \(\displaystyle BC\), \(\displaystyle CD\), \(\displaystyle DA\) of a parallelogram \(\displaystyle ABCD\), respectively, such that \(\displaystyle \frac{AX}{XB} =\frac{BY}{YC}
=\frac{CZ}{ZD} =\frac{DV}{VA}=k\), where \(\displaystyle k\) is a positive constant less than \(\displaystyle \frac
12\). Find the value of \(\displaystyle k\), given that the area of quadrilateral \(\displaystyle XYZV\) is 68% of the area of parallelogram \(\displaystyle ABCD\).

(5 points)

**K. 451.** In the game of rock-paper-scissors, players need to observe three rules: the rock blunts the scissors, the scissors cut the paper, and the paper wraps the rock. These rules decide which weapon wins. How many new rules need to be formulated if four extra weapons are added to the game (for example, matchstick, spectacles, telephone, stamper)? What is the fundamental principle of forming the rules, in order that the new game should be balanced, like the original game?

(6 points)

This problem is for grade 9 students only.

**K. 452.** A silo for storing winter food for cattle is attached to one corner of a rectangular stable. The silo is shaped like a regular triangular prism, with base edges of length 3 metres. The longer side of the stable is 9 metres. With a 9-metre-long rope, a goat is tied to the point where the silo joins with the stable (see the *figure*). The goat cannot break the rope, and the rope will not stretch. The buildings are surrounded with grass, and there is no fence or any other obstacle hindering the goat from grazing. Find the area that the goat can graze.

(6 points)

This problem is for grade 9 students only.

**K. 454.** Several digits of the numbers in the operations below have been replaced with letters. Different letters stand for different digits, and identical letters stand for identical digits. No letter denotes the digit 1.

\(\displaystyle 1 \cdot \mathrm{G} + 1 = \mathrm{H}, \)

\(\displaystyle 1\mathrm{A} \cdot \mathrm{G} + 2 = \mathrm{HG}, \)

\(\displaystyle 1\mathrm{AB} \cdot \mathrm{G} + 3 = \mathrm{HGF}, \)

\(\displaystyle 1\mathrm{ABC} \cdot \mathrm{G} + 4 = \mathrm{HGFE}, \)

\(\displaystyle 1\mathrm{ABCD} \cdot \mathrm{G} + 5 = \mathrm{HGFED}.\)

Find the value of each letter.

(6 points)

This problem is for grade 9 students only.