2002 AIME I Problems/Problem 10
In the diagram below, angle is a right angle. Point is on , and bisects angle . Points and are on and , respectively, so that and . Given that and , find the integer closest to the area of quadrilateral .
By the Pythagorean Theorem, . Letting we can use the angle bisector theorem on triangle to get , and solving gives and .
The area of triangle is that of triangle , since they share a common side and angle, so the area of triangle is the area of triangle .
Since the area of a triangle is , the area of is and the area of is .
The area of triangle is , and the area of the entire triangle is . Subtracting the areas of and from and finding the closest integer gives as the answer.
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