[Solutions] Middle European Mathematical Olympiad 2019

Individual Competition

  1. Find all functions $f:\mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ such that for any two real numbers $x,y$ holds $$f(xf(y)+2y)=f(xy)+xf(y)+f(f(y)).$$
  2. Let $n\geq 3$ be an integer. We say that a vertex $A_i (1\leq i\leq n)$ of a convex polygon $A_1A_2 \dots A_n$ is Bohemian if its reflection with respect to the midpoint of $A_{i-1}A_{i+1}$ (with $A_0=A_n$ and $A_1=A_{n+1}$) lies inside or on the boundary of the polygon $A_1A_2\dots A_n$. Determine the smallest possible number of Bohemian vertices a convex $n$-gon can have (depending on $n$). 
  3. Let $ABC$ be an acute-angled triangle with $AC>BC$ and circumcircle $\omega$. Suppose that $P$ is a point on $\omega$ such that $AP=AC$ and that $P$ is an interior point on the shorter arc $BC$ of $\omega$. Let $Q$ be the intersection point of the lines $AP$ and $BC$. Furthermore, suppose that $R$ is a point on $\omega$ such that $QA=QR$ and $R$ is an interior point of the shorter arc $AC$ of $\omega$. Finally, let $S$ be the point of intersection of the line $BC$ with the perpendicular bisector of the side $AB$. Prove that the points $P$, $Q$, $R$ and $S$ are concyclic. 
  4. Determine the smallest positive integer $n$ for which the following statement holds true: From any $n$ consecutive integers one can select a non-empty set of consecutive integers such that their sum is divisible by $2019$.

Team Competition

  1. Determine the smallest and the greatest possible values of the expression $$\left( \frac{1}{a^2+1}+\frac{1}{b^2+1}+\frac{1}{c^2+1}\right)\left( \frac{a^2}{a^2+1}+\frac{b^2}{b^2+1}+\frac{c^2}{c^2+1}\right)$$provided $a,b$ and $c$ are non-negative real numbers satisfying $ab+bc+ca=1$. 
  2. Let $\alpha$ be a real number. Determine all polynomials $P$ with real coefficients such that $$P(2x+\alpha)\leq (x^{20}+x^{19})P(x)$$holds for all real numbers $x$. 
  3. There are $n$ boys and $n$ girls in a school class, where $n$ is a positive integer. The heights of all the children in this class are distinct. Every girl determines the number of boys that are taller than her, subtracts the number of girls that are taller than her, and writes the result on a piece of paper. Every boy determines the number of girls that are shorter than him, subtracts the number of boys that are shorter than him, and writes the result on a piece of paper. Prove that the numbers written down by the girls are the same as the numbers written down by the boys (up to a permutation). 
  4. Prove that every integer from $1$ to $2019$ can be represented as an arithmetic expression consisting of up to $17$ symbols $2$ and an arbitrary number of additions, subtractions, multiplications, divisions and brackets. The $2$'s may not be used for any other operation, for example, to form multidigit numbers (such as $222$) or powers (such as $2^2$). Valid examples: $$\left((2\times 2+2)\times 2-\frac{2}{2}\right)\times 2=22 \;\;, \;\; (2\times2\times 2-2)\times \left(2\times 2 +\frac{2+2+2}{2}\right)=42$$Let $ABC$ be an acute-angled triangle such that $AB<AC$. Let $D$ be the point of intersection of the perpendicular bisector of the side $BC$ with the side $AC$. Let $P$ be a point on the shorter arc $AC$ of the circumcircle of the triangle $ABC$ such that $DP \parallel BC$. Finally, let $M$ be the midpoint of the side $AB$. Prove that $\angle APD=\angle MPB$. 
  5. Let $ABC$ be a a right-angled triangle with the right angle at $B$ and circumcircle $c$. Denote by $D$ the midpoint of the shorter arc $AB$ of $c$. Let $P$ be the point on the side $AB$ such that $CP=CD$ and let $X$ and $Y$ be two distinct points on $c$ satisfying $AX=AY=PD$. Prove that $X$, $Y$ and $P$ are collinear. 
  6. Let $a,b$ and $c$ be positive integers satisfying $a<b<c<a+b$. Prove that $c(a-1)+b$ does not divide $c(b-1)+a$. 
  7. Let $N$ be a positive integer such that the sum of the squares of all positive divisors of $N$ is equal to the product $N(N+3)$. Prove that there exist two indices $i$ and $j$ such that $N=F_iF_j$ where $(F_i)_{n=1}^{\infty}$ is the Fibonacci sequence defined as $F_1=F_2=1$ and $F_n=F_{n-1}+F_{n-2}$ for $n\geq 3$.

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