### 2018 JBMO SL #A6

For $a,b,c$ positive real numbers such that $ab+bc+ca=3$, prove $$\frac{a}{\sqrt{a^3+5}}+\frac{b}{\sqrt{b^3+5}}+\frac{c}{\sqrt{c^3+5}} \leq \frac{\sqrt{6}}{2}$$

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For a positive integer $n>2$, consider the $n-1$ fractions$$\dfrac21, \dfrac32, \cdots, \dfrac{n}{n-1}$$The product of these fractions equals $n$, but if you reciprocate (i.e. turn upside down) some of the fractions, the product will change. Can you make the product equal 1? Find all values of $n$ for which this is possible and prove that you have found them all.

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$S$ is a circle with $AB$ a diameter and $t$ is the tangent line to $S$ at $B$. Consider the two points $C$ and $D$ on $t$ such that $B$ is between $C$ and $D$. Suppose $E$ and $F$ are the intersections of $S$ with $AC$ and $AD$ and $G$ and $H$ are the intersections of $S$ with $CF$ and $DE$. Show that $AH=AG$.

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Two players $A$ and $B$ take turns playing the following game: There is a pile of $2003$ stones. In his first turn, $A$ selects a divisor of $2003$ and removes this number of stones from the pile. $B$ then chooses a divisor of the number of remaining stones, and removes that number of stones from the new pile, and so on. The player who has to remove the last stone loses. Show that one of the two players has a winning strategy and describe the strategy.

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Let $ABC$ be an acute-angled triangle with altitudes $AD,BE,$ and $CF$. Let $H$ be the orthocentre, that is, the point where the altitudes meet. Prove that\[\frac{AB\cdot AC+BC\cdot CA+CA\cdot CB}{AH\cdot AD+BH\cdot BE+CH\cdot CF}\leq 2.\] lol I know I just said I'll be posting geo less frequently but looking at the 2015 Canadian MO problems this one was way too tempting

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Hello, Just letting you know that I will be posting less geometry problems, as I am currently reading EGMO (Euclidean Geometry in Mathematical Olympiads) and have not finished the whole book yet. So, there are many topics which I haven't covered yet and a few geometry problems require the use of those new topics, which I am therefore unable to solve. I will still be posting geometry problems, but a tad less frequently.

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For $2k$ real numbers $a_1, a_2, ..., a_k$, $b_1, b_2, ..., b_k$ define a sequence of numbers $X_n$ by \[X_n = \sum_{i=1}^k [a_in + b_i] \quad (n=1,2,...).\]If the sequence $X_N$ forms an arithmetic progression, show that $\textstyle\sum_{i=1}^k a_i$ must be an integer. Here $[r]$ denotes the greatest integer less than or equal to $r$.

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Let $ABC$ be a triangle with orthocentre $H$, and let $D$, $E$, and $F$ denote the respective midpoints of line segments $AB$, $AC$, and $AH$. The reflections of $B$ and $C$ in $F$ are $P$ and $Q$, respectively. (a) Show that lines $PE$ and $QD$ intersect on the circumcircle of triangle $ABC$. (b) Prove that lines $PD$ and $QE$ intersect on line segment $AH$.