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− | Since <math>AE \perp AB</math> and <math>BC \perp AB</math>, <math>AE \parallel BC</math>. By [[alternate interior angles]] and AA~, we find that <math>\triangle ADE \sim \triangle CDB</math>, with side length ratio <math>\frac{4}{3}</math>. Their heights also have the same ratio, and since the two heights add up to <math>4</math>, we have that <math>h_{ADE} = 4 \cdot \frac{4}{7} = \frac{16}{7}</math> and <math>h_{CDB} = 3 \cdot \frac 47 = \frac {12}7</math>. Subtracting the areas, <math>\frac{1}{2} \cdot 8 \cdot \frac {16}7 - \frac 12 \cdot 6 \cdot \frac{12}7 = 4</math>. | + | Since <math>AE \perp AB</math> and <math>BC \perp AB</math>, <math>AE \parallel BC</math>. By [[alternate interior angles]] and AA~, we find that <math>\triangle ADE \sim \triangle CDB</math>, with side length ratio <math>\frac{4}{3}</math>. Their heights also have the same ratio, and since the two heights add up to <math>4</math>, we have that <math>h_{ADE} = 4 \cdot \frac{4}{7} = \frac{16}{7}</math> and <math>h_{CDB} = 3 \cdot \frac 47 = \frac {12}7</math>. Subtracting the areas, <math>\frac{1}{2} \cdot 8 \cdot \frac {16}7 - \frac 12 \cdot 6 \cdot \frac{12}7 = 4</math> <math>\Rightarrow</math> <math>\boxed{(B)}</math>. |
== See also == | == See also == |
Revision as of 16:43, 29 December 2011
- The following problem is from both the 2004 AMC 12A #8 and 2004 AMC 10A #9, so both problems redirect to this page.
Problem
In the overlapping triangles and sharing common side , and are right angles, , , , and and intersect at . What is the difference between the areas of and ?
Solution
Solution 1
If we let denote area, . Using the given, and , and their difference is .
Solution 2
Since and , . By alternate interior angles and AA~, we find that , with side length ratio . Their heights also have the same ratio, and since the two heights add up to , we have that and . Subtracting the areas, .
See also
2004 AMC 12A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | |
Preceded by Problem 7 |
Followed by Problem 9 |
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All AMC 12 Problems and Solutions |
2004 AMC 10A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
Preceded by Problem 8 |
Followed by Problem 10 | |
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All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions |