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Revision as of 11:34, 13 August 2014

Problem

In trapezoid $ABCD$, $\overline{AB}$ and $\overline{CD}$ are perpendicular to $\overline{AD}$, with $AB+CD=BC$, $AB<CD$, and $AD=7$. What is $AB\cdot CD$?

$\textbf{(A)}\ 12 \qquad \textbf{(B)}\ 12.25 \qquad \textbf{(C)}\ 12.5 \qquad \textbf{(D)}\ 12.75 \qquad \textbf{(E)}\ 13$

Solution

If $AB=x$ and $CD=y$, we have $BC=x+y$.

By the Pythagorean theorem, we have $(x+y)^2=(y-x)^2+49$

Solving the equation, we get $4xy=49 \implies xy = \boxed{\textbf{(B)}\ 12.25}$.

See Also

2001 AMC 10 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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