IMO Problems 2020

IMO Problems 2020

Day 1

IMO 2020 Problem 1

Consider the convex quadrilateral ABCD. The point P is in the interior of ABCD. The following ratio equalities hold: angle PAD : angle PBA : angle DPA = 1 : 2 : 3 = angle CBP : angle BAP : angle BPC. Prove that the following three lines meet in a point: the internal bisectors of angles, angle ADP and angle PCB and the perpendicular bisector of segment AB.

IMO 2020 Problem 2

The real numbers a, b, c, and d are such that a ≥ b ≥ c ≥ d > 0 and a + b + c + d = 1. Prove that
(a + 2b + 3c + 4d) aᵃbᵇcᶜdᵈ < 1.

IMO 2020 Problem 3

There are 4n pebbles of weights 1, 2, 3, …, 4n. Each pebble is coloured in one of n colours and there are four pebbles of each colour. Show that we can arrange the pebbles into two piles so that the both following two conditions are satisfied:

  • The total weights of both piles are the same.
  • Each pile contains two pebbles of each colour.

Day 2

IMO 2020 Problem 4

There is an integer n > 1. There are n² stations on a slope of a mountain, all at different altitudes. Each of two cable car companies, A and B, operates k cable cars; each cable car provides a transfer from one of the stations to a higher one (with no intermediate stops). The k cable cars of A have k different starting points and k different finishing points, and a cable car which starts higher also finishes higher. The same conditions hold for B. We say that two stations are linked by a company if one can start from the lower station and reach the higher one by using one or more cars of that company (no other movements between stations are allowed). Determine the smallest positive integer k for which one can guarantee that there are two stations that are linked by both companies.

IMO 2020 Problem 5

A deck of n > 1 cards is given. A positive integer is written on each card. The deck has the property that the arithmetic mean of the numbers on each pair of cards is also the geometric mean of the numbers on some collection of one or more cards. For which n does it follow that the numbers on the cards are all equal?

IMO 2020 Problem 6

Prove that there exists a positive constant c such that the following statement is true: Consider an integer n > 1, and a set S of n points in the plane such that the distance between any two different points in S is at least 1. It follows that there is a line l separating S such that the distance from any point of S to l is at least cn⁻⁽¹/³⁾. (A line l separates a set of points S if some segment joining two points in S crosses l). Note: Weaker results with cn⁻⁽¹/³⁾ replaced by cn may be awarded points depending on the value of the constant α > 1/3.