2021 Fall AMC 12A Problems/Problem 6

The following problem is from both the 2021 Fall AMC 10A #7 and 2021 Fall AMC 12A #6, so both problems redirect to this page.

Problem

As shown in the figure below, point $E$ lies on the opposite half-plane determined by line $CD$ from point $A$ so that $\angle CDE = 110^\circ$. Point $F$ lies on $\overline{AD}$ so that $DE=DF$, and $ABCD$ is a square. What is the degree measure of $\angle AFE$?

[asy] size(6cm); pair A = (0,10); label("$A$", A, N); pair B = (0,0); label("$B$", B, S); pair C = (10,0); label("$C$", C, S); pair D = (10,10); label("$D$", D, SW); pair EE = (15,11.8); label("$E$", EE, N); pair F = (3,10); label("$F$", F, N); filldraw(D--arc(D,2.5,270,380)--cycle,lightgray); dot(A^^B^^C^^D^^EE^^F); draw(A--B--C--D--cycle); draw(D--EE--F--cycle); label("$110^\circ$", (15,9), SW); [/asy]

$\textbf{(A) }160\qquad\textbf{(B) }164\qquad\textbf{(C) }166\qquad\textbf{(D) }170\qquad\textbf{(E) }174$

Solution

By angle subtraction, we have $\angle ADE = 360^\circ - \angle ADC - \angle CDE = 160^\circ.$ Note that $\triangle DEF$ is isosceles, so $\angle DFE = \frac{180^\circ - \angle ADE}{2}=10^\circ.$ Finally, we get $\angle AFE = 180^\circ - \angle DFE = \boxed{\textbf{(D) }170}$ degrees.

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Video Solution by TheBeautyofMath

for AMC 10: https://youtu.be/ycRZHCOKTVk?t=232

for AMC 12: https://youtu.be/wlDlByKI7A8

~IceMatrix

Video Solution by WhyMath

https://youtu.be/9nUZhyhi9_o

~savannahsolver

See Also

2021 Fall AMC 12A (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 5
Followed by
Problem 7
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All AMC 12 Problems and Solutions
2021 Fall AMC 10A (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 6
Followed by
Problem 8
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions

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