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== Solution == | == Solution == |
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Problem
The solid shown has a square base of side length . The upper edge is parallel to the base and has length . All edges have length . Given that , what is the volume of the solid?
Solution
First, we find the height of the figure by drawing a perpendicular from the midpoint of to . The hypotenuse of the triangle is the median of equilateral triangle one of the legs is . We apply the Pythagorean Theorem to find that the height is equal to .
Next, we complete the figure into a triangular prism, and find the area, which is .
Now, we subtract off the two extra pyramids that we included, whose combined area is .
Thus, our answer is .
See also
1983 AIME (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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