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− | A point <math>(x,y)</math> is randomly picked from inside the rectangle with vertices <math>(0,0)</math>, <math>(4,0)</math>, <math>(4,1)</math>, and <math>(0,1)</math>. What is the probability that <math>x | + | A point <math>(x,y)</math> is randomly picked from inside the rectangle with vertices <math>(0,0)</math>, <math>(4,0)</math>, <math>(4,1)</math>, and <math>(0,1)</math>. What is the probability that <math>x<y</math>? |
<math> \mathrm{(A) \ } \frac{1}{8}\qquad \mathrm{(B) \ } \frac{1}{4}\qquad \mathrm{(C) \ } \frac{3}{8}\qquad \mathrm{(D) \ } \frac{1}{2}\qquad \mathrm{(E) \ } \frac{3}{4} </math> | <math> \mathrm{(A) \ } \frac{1}{8}\qquad \mathrm{(B) \ } \frac{1}{4}\qquad \mathrm{(C) \ } \frac{3}{8}\qquad \mathrm{(D) \ } \frac{1}{2}\qquad \mathrm{(E) \ } \frac{3}{4} </math> |
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Problem
A point is randomly picked from inside the rectangle with vertices , , , and . What is the probability that ?
Solution
The rectangle has a width of and a height of .
The area of this rectangle is .
The line intersects the rectangle at and .
The area which is the right isosceles triangle with side length that has vertices at , , and .
The area of this triangle is
Therefore, the probability that is
See Also
2003 AMC 10A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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