2005 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 9
Problem
In quadrilateral , sides and both have length 10, sides and both have length 17, and the measure of angle is . What is the length of diagonal ?
Solutions
Solution 1
Because , is an equilateral triangle with . Angles in a triangle add up to , and since , the other two angles are also , and is an equilateral triangle. Therefore .
Solution 2
We can divide in half and connect this point to A, dividing in half. This means the base will be and the hypotenuse will be 17. By using the Pythagorean's Theorem, we see that if the base and height are shared, the hypotenuse should be the same. This tells us that the length of .
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