Tuesday, May 5, 2015

four tangent circles

Given four circles: $L_1,L_2,L_3,L_4$ such that $L_1$ is tangent to $L_2$ at $X$, $L_2$ is tangent to $L_3$ at $Y$, $L_3$ is tangent to $L_4$ at $Z$ and $L_4$ is tangent to $L_1$ at $W$. All tangencies are outside (the circles do not overlap each other other than at the points of tangency).

Show that $X,Y,Z,W$ all lie on a circle.