2022 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 1
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Problem
The Math Team designed a logo shaped like a multiplication symbol, shown below on a grid of 1-inch squares. What is the area of the logo in square inches?
Solution 1
Draw the following four lines as shown:
We see these lines split the figure into five squares with side length . Thus, the area is .
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Solution 2
There are lattice points in the interior of the logo and lattice points on the boundary of the logo. Because of Pick's Theorem, the area of the logo is .
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Solution 3
Notice that the area of the figure is equal to the area of the square subtracted by the triangles that are half the area of each square, which is . The total area of the triangles not in the figure is , so the answer is .
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Solution 4
Draw the following four lines as shown:
The area of the big square is , and the area of each triangle is . There are of these triangles, so the total area of all the triangles is . Therefore, the area of the entire figure is .
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Solution 5 (Shoelace Theorem)
The coordinates are Use the Shoelace Theorem to get .
Solution 6 (Quick)
If the triangles are rearranged such that the gaps are filled, there would be a by rectangle, and two by squares are present. Thus, the answer is .
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Video Solution 1
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Video Solution 2
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Video Solution 3
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Video Solution 4
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