2018 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 20
Problem 20
In a point is on with and Point is on so that and point is on so that What is the ratio of the area of to the area of
Solution 1
By similar triangles, we have . Similarly, we see that Using this information, we get Then, since , it follows that the . Thus, the answer would be .
Sidenote: denotes the area of triangle . Similarly, denotes the area of figure .
Solution 2
We can extend it into a parallelogram, so it would equal . The smaller parallelogram is times . The smaller parallelogram is of the larger parallelogram, so the answer would be , since the triangle is of the parallelogram, so the answer is .
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Solution 3
. We can substitute as and as , where is . Side having, distance , has parts also. And and are and respectfully. You can consider the height of and as and respectfully. The area of is because the area formula for a triangle is or . The area of will be . So the area of will be . The area of parallelogram will be . Parallelogram to . The answer is
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