USA December TST for IMO 2017

Problems from AoPS.

Q1. In a sports league, each team uses a set of at most $t$ signature colors. A set $S$ of teams is color-identifiable if one can assign each team in $S$ one of their signature colors, such that no team in $S$ is assigned any signature color of a different team in $S$.

For all positive integers $n$ and $t$, determine the maximum integer $g(n, t)$ such that: In
any sports league with exactly $n$ distinct colors present over all teams, one can always
find a color-identifiable set of size at least $g(n, t)$.

Q2. Let $ABC$ be an acute scalene triangle with circumcenter $O$, and let $T$ be on line $BC$ such that $\angle TAO = 90^{\circ}$. The circle with diameter $\overline{AT}$ intersects the circumcircle of $\triangle BOC$ at two points $A_1$ and $A_2$, where $OA_1 < OA_2$. Points $B_1$, $B_2$, $C_1$, $C_2$ are defined analogously.

  1. Prove that $\overline{AA_1}$, $\overline{BB_1}$, $\overline{CC_1}$ are concurrent.
  2. Prove that $\overline{AA_2}$, $\overline{BB_2}$, $\overline{CC_2}$ are concurrent on the Euler line of $ABC$. (E. Chen)

Q3. Let $P, Q \in \mathbb{R}[x]$ be relatively prime nonconstant polynomials. Show that there can be at most three real numbers $\lambda$ such that $P + \lambda Q$ is the square of a polynomial. (A. Miller)



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