2005 AMC 10B Problems/Problem 23
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Problem
In trapezoid we have parallel to , as the midpoint of , and as the midpoint of . The area of is twice the area of . What is ?
Solution 1
Since the height of both trapezoids are equal, and the area of is twice the area of ,
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, so
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is exactly halfway between and , so .
, so
, and
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Solution 2
Mark , , and Note that the heights of trapezoids & are the same. Mark the height to be .
Then, we have that .
From this, we get that .
We also get that .
Simplifying, we get that
Notice that we want .
Dividing the first equation by , we get that .
Dividing the second equation by , we get that .
Now, when we subtract the top equation from the bottom, we get that
Hence, the answer is
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