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1. A regular dodecagon \(P_1 P_2 P_3 \dotsb P_{12}\) is inscribed in a circle with radius 1. Compute
\((P_1 P_2)^2 + (P_1 P_3)^2 + \dots + (P_{11} P_{12})^2.\)(The sum includes all terms of the form \((P_i P_j)^2\), where \(1 \le i < j \le 12.\))

2. In the diagram, \(\angle U = 30^\circ\), arc XY is \(170^\circ\), and arc VW is \(110^\circ\). Find arc WY, in degrees. (view diagram)

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Dec 27, 2019

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1. We can use the sine law to find P1 P2

By the sine law, P1 P2 = sin 15.  We can also find P1 P_3 = sin 60, P1 P4 = sin 90, etc.

So (P1 P2)^2 + (P1 P3)^2 + … + (P11 P12)^2 = 12 (sin 15)^2 + 12 (sin 30)^2 + 12 (sin 45)^2 + … + 12 (sin 90)^2 = 42.

2.  Arc WY - Arc XV = Angle U = 30 degrees.

Arc WY + Arx XV = 360 - 170 - 110 = 80 degrees.

Therefore, arc WY = (30 + 80)/2 = 55 degrees.

Dec 27, 2019