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In the diagram below, PQ is a diameter of the circle having center at O. What is the measure of ∠PTQ?
(1) ∠ROS = 40◦.
(2) ∠RPO = 55◦.


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We have \(\widehat{POS}=180^o -2\widehat{SPO}\)

Also \(\widehat{POS}=\widehat{POR}+\widehat{ROS}\)

We also have \(\widehat{POR} = 180^o -2\widehat{RPO}\)

Hence \(\widehat{POS}=\widehat{POR}+\widehat{ROS} \\
\implies 180^o -2\widehat{SPO} = 180^o -2\widehat{RPO} +\widehat{ROS} \\
\implies \widehat{ROS} = 2\widehat{RPO} - 2\widehat{SPO} \\
\implies \widehat{ROS} = 2\widehat{RPS}\)

(1) If \(\widehat{ROS} = 40^o \implies \widehat{RPS} = 20^o\)

Since \(\widehat{PST} = 90^o \implies \widehat{PTS} = 90^o - \widehat{RPS} = 70^o\). Sufficient.

(2) We can't know the value of \(\widehat{PQT}\) so we can't know the value of \(\widehat{PTS}\). Insufficient.

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Is there any shorter way to solve this?
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In the diagram below, PQ is a diameter of the circle having center at O. What is the measure of ∠PTQ?
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(1) ∠ROS = 40◦.
(2) ∠RPO = 55◦.

Statement (1) can be solved exploring two facts only:

(i) Angle PSQ (hence angle PST) is (are) right (because PQ is a diameter)

(ii) Angle RPS is inscribed with the corresponding 40-degrees central angle ROS

Statement (2) is not sufficient, as proven with the geometric bifurcation.

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This solution follows the notations and rationale taught in the GMATH method.

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Bunuel wrote:
In the diagram below, PQ is a diameter of the circle having center at O. What is the measure of ∠PTQ?
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(1) ∠ROS = 40◦.
(2) ∠RPO = 55◦.

Statement (1) can be solved exploring two facts only:

(i) Angle PSQ (hence angle PST) is (are) right (because PQ is a diameter)

(ii) Angle RPS is inscribed with the corresponding 40-degrees central angle ROS

Statement (2) is not sufficient, as proven with the geometric bifurcation.

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This solution follows the notations and rationale taught in the GMATH method.

Regards,
Fabio.

Excuse me, why 40 divided by 2?, could you explain it, thank you.
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Excuse me, why 40 divided by 2?, could you explain it, thank you.

Hi, jorgetomas9 !

Thank you for your interest in my solution.

Every inscribed angle (in this case RPS) is half the value of the central angle (in this case ROS) corresponding to the same arc (in this case arc RS).

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That bifurcation method will come handy in various DS problems of geometry.
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That bifurcation method will come handy in various DS problems of geometry.
Thanks fskilnik.

Hi, castiel.

Thank you for the nice compliment (and for the kudos)!

You are absolutely right. Bifurcations are extremely useful and, to be honest, they change intuition (I feel...) into certainty (I am sure...)!

This "shield" is also possible in algebraic and geometric-algebraic bifurcations, by the way. (You can find them in my previous posts... and in my course.)

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This "shield" is also possible in algebraic and geometric-algebraic bifurcations, by the way. (You can find them in my previous posts... and in my course.)



I'll check them as well.
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Hi Bunuel could you please provide an explanation for this problem ?
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