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− | Draw height <math>CH</math>. We have that <math>BH=1</math>. From the [[Pythagorean Theorem]], <math>CH=\sqrt{48}</math>. Since <math>CD=8</math>, <math>HD=\sqrt{8^2-48}=\sqrt{16}=4</math>, and <math>BD=HD-1</math>, so <math>BD=\boxed{\text{(A)}3}</math>. | + | Draw height <math>CH</math>. We have that <math>BH=1</math>. From the [[Pythagorean Theorem]], <math>CH=\sqrt{48}</math>. Since <math>CD=8</math>, <math>HD=\sqrt{8^2-48}=\sqrt{16}=4</math>, and <math>BD=HD-1</math>, so <math>BD=\boxed{\text{(A)}3}</math>. The thing is, where the heck is point H? |
== See also == | == See also == |
Revision as of 17:50, 19 January 2017
- The following problem is from both the 2005 AMC 12B #6 and 2005 AMC 10B #10, so both problems redirect to this page.
Problem
In , we have and . Suppose that is a point on line such that lies between and and . What is ?
Solution
Draw height . We have that . From the Pythagorean Theorem, . Since , , and , so . The thing is, where the heck is point H?
See also
2005 AMC 10B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
Preceded by Problem 9 |
Followed by Problem 11 | |
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All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions |
2005 AMC 12B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | |
Preceded by Problem 5 |
Followed by Problem 7 |
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All AMC 12 Problems and Solutions |
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