2023 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 19
Contents
- 1 Problem
- 2 Solution 1
- 3 Solution 2
- 4 Video Solution by OmegaLearn (Using Similar Triangles)
- 5 Animated Video Solution
- 6 Video Solution by SpreadTheMathLove using Area-Similarity Relationship
- 7 Video Solution by Magic Square
- 8 Video Solution by Interstigation
- 9 Video Solution by WhyMath
- 10 Video Solution (CREATIVE THINKING!!!)
- 11 Video Solution by harungurcan
- 12 See Also
Problem
An equilateral triangle is placed inside a larger equilateral triangle so that the region between them can be divided into three congruent trapezoids, as shown below. The side length of the inner triangle is the side length of the larger triangle. What is the ratio of the area of one trapezoid to the area of the inner triangle?
Solution 1
All equilateral triangles are similar. For the outer equilateral triangle to the inner equilateral triangle, since their side-length ratio is their area ratio is It follows that the area ratio of three trapezoids to the inner equilateral triangle is so the area ratio of one trapezoid to the inner equilateral triangle is ~apex304, SohumUttamchandani, wuwang2002, TaeKim, Cxrupptedpat, MRENTHUSIASM
Solution 2
Subtracting the larger equilateral triangle from the smaller one yields the sum of the three trapezoids. Since the ratio of the side lengths of the larger to the smaller one is , we can set the side lengths as and , respectively. So, the sum of the trapezoids is . We are also told that the three trapezoids are congruent, thus the area of each of them is . Hence, the ratio is .
~MrThinker
Video Solution by OmegaLearn (Using Similar Triangles)
Animated Video Solution
Video Solution by SpreadTheMathLove using Area-Similarity Relationship
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92hAg3JjqZI
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Video Solution by Magic Square
https://youtu.be/-N46BeEKaCQ?t=3360
Video Solution by Interstigation
https://youtu.be/1bA7fD7Lg54?t=1837
Video Solution by WhyMath
~savannahsolver
Video Solution (CREATIVE THINKING!!!)
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Video Solution by harungurcan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki4tPSGAapU&t=350s
~harungurcan
See Also
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