2002 AIME I Problems/Problem 10

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In the diagram below, angle $ABC$ is a right angle. Point $D$ is on $\overline{BC}$, and $\overline{AD}$ bisects angle $CAB$. Points $E$ and $F$ are on $\overline{AB}$ and $\overline{AC}$, respectively, so that $AE=3$ and $AF=10$. Given that $EB=9$ and $FC=27$, find the integer closest to the area of quadrilateral $DCFG$.

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By the Pythagorean Theorem, $BC=35$. Letting $BD=x$ we can use the angle bisector theorem on triangle $ABC$ to get $x/12=(35-x)/37$, and solving gives $BD=60/7$ and $DC=185/7$.

The area of triangle $AGF$ is $10/3$ that of triangle $AEG$, since they share a common side and angle, so the area of triangle $AGF$ is $10/13$ the area of triangle $AEF$.

Since the area of a triangle is $\frac{ab\sin{C}}2$, the area of $AEF$ is $525/37$ and the area of $AGF$ is $5250/481$.

The area of triangle $ABD$ is $360/7$, and the area of the entire triangle $ABC$ is $210$. Subtracting the areas of $ABD$ and $AGF$ from $210$ and finding the closest integer gives $148$ as the answer.

See also

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