# Problem #95

 95 In the adjoining figure, two circles with radii $6$ and $8$ are drawn with their centers $12$ units apart. At $P$, one of the points of intersection, a line is drawn in such a way that the chords $QP$ and $PR$ have equal length. ($P$ is the midpoint of $QR$) Find the square of the length of $QP$. $[asy]size(160); defaultpen(linewidth(.8pt)+fontsize(11pt)); dotfactor=3; pair O1=(0,0), O2=(12,0); path C1=Circle(O1,8), C2=Circle(O2,6); pair P=intersectionpoints(C1,C2)[0]; path C3=Circle(P,sqrt(130)); pair Q=intersectionpoints(C3,C1)[0]; pair R=intersectionpoints(C3,C2)[1]; draw(C1); draw(C2); draw(O2--O1); dot(O1); dot(O2); draw(Q--R); label("Q",Q,NW); label("P",P,1.5*dir(80)); label("R",R,NE); label("12",waypoint(O1--O2,0.4),S);[/asy]$ This problem is copyrighted by the American Mathematics Competitions.
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