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− | If <math> AB=x </math> and <math> CD=y </math>, | + | If <math> AB=x </math> and <math> CD=y </math>,then <math> BC=x+y </math>. By the [[Pythagorean theorem]], we have <math> (x+y)^2=(y-x)^2+49 </math> Solving the equation, we get <math> 4xy=49 \implies xy = \boxed{\textbf{(B)}\ 12.25} </math>. |
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− | By the [[Pythagorean theorem]], we have <math> (x+y)^2=(y-x)^2+49 </math> | ||
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− | Solving the equation, we get <math> 4xy=49 \implies xy = \boxed{\textbf{(B)}\ 12.25} </math>. | ||
==See Also== | ==See Also== |
Revision as of 12:05, 2 August 2015
Problem
In trapezoid , and are perpendicular to , with , , and . What is ?
Solution
If and ,then . By the Pythagorean theorem, we have Solving the equation, we get .
See Also
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