2006 AIME II Problems/Problem 1
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Problem
In convex hexagon , all six sides are congruent, and are right angles, and and are congruent. The area of the hexagonal region is Find .
Solution
Let the side length be called , so .
The diagonal . Then the areas of the triangles AFB and CDE in total are , and the area of the rectangle BCEF equals
Then we have to solve the equation
.
Therefore, is .
Solution 2
Because , , , and are congruent, the degree-measure of each of them is . Lines and divide the hexagonal region into two right triangles and a rectangle. Let . Then . Thus so , and .
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