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== Problem ==
 
== Problem ==
 
<asy>
 
<asy>
draw((0,0)--(7,4.2)--(10,0)--(3,-5)--cycle,dot);
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pair A = (0,0), B = (7,4.2), C = (10, 0), D = (3, -5), E = (3, 0), F = (7,0);
draw((0,0)--(3,0)--(7,0)--(10,0),dot);
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draw(A--B--C--D--cycle,dot);
draw((3,-5)--(3,0)--(7,0)--(7,4.2),dot);
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draw(A--E--F--C,dot);
draw((3/sqrt(34),-5/sqrt(34))--(3/sqrt(34)+1/sqrt(1.36),-5/sqrt(34)+.6/sqrt(1.36))--(1/sqrt(1.36),.6/sqrt(1.36)),black+linewidth(.5));
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draw(D--E--F--B,dot);
draw((10-7/sqrt(74),0-5/sqrt(74))--(10-7/sqrt(74)-5/sqrt(74),0-5/sqrt(74)+7/sqrt(74))--(10-5/sqrt(74),7/sqrt(74)),black+linewidth(.5));
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markscalefactor = 0.1;
draw((3,-1)--(4,-1)--(4,0),black+linewidth(.5));
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draw(rightanglemark(B, A, D));
draw((6,0)--(6,1)--(7,1),black+linewidth(.5));
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draw(rightanglemark(D, E, C));
MP("A",(0,0),W);MP("B",(7,4.2),N);MP("C",(10,0),E);MP("D",(3,-5),S);MP("E",(3,0),N);MP("F",(7,0),S);
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draw(rightanglemark(B, F, A));
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draw(rightanglemark(D, C, B));
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MP("A",(0,0),W);
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MP("B",(7,4.2),N);
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MP("C",(10,0),E);
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MP("D",(3,-5),S);
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MP("E",(3,0),N);
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MP("F",(7,0),S);
 
</asy>
 
</asy>
  

Revision as of 12:26, 22 February 2018

Problem

[asy] pair A = (0,0), B = (7,4.2), C = (10, 0), D = (3, -5), E = (3, 0), F = (7,0); draw(A--B--C--D--cycle,dot); draw(A--E--F--C,dot); draw(D--E--F--B,dot); markscalefactor = 0.1; draw(rightanglemark(B, A, D)); draw(rightanglemark(D, E, C)); draw(rightanglemark(B, F, A)); draw(rightanglemark(D, C, B)); MP("A",(0,0),W); MP("B",(7,4.2),N); MP("C",(10,0),E); MP("D",(3,-5),S); MP("E",(3,0),N); MP("F",(7,0),S); [/asy]

In the figure $ABCD$ is a quadrilateral with right angles at $A$ and $C$. Points $E$ and $F$ are on $\overline{AC}$, and $\overline{DE}$ and $\overline{BF}$ are perpendicual to $\overline{AC}$. If $AE=3, DE=5,$ and $CE=7$, then $BF=$

$\text{(A) } 3.6\quad \text{(B) } 4\quad \text{(C) } 4.2\quad \text{(D) } 4.5\quad \text{(E) } 5$

Solution

$\fbox{C}$

See also

1990 AHSME (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 19
Followed by
Problem 21
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