2006 AIME I Problems/Problem 1

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Problem

In convex hexagon $ABCDEF$, all six sides are congruent, $\angle A$ and $\angle D$ are right angles, and $\angle B, \angle C, \angle E,$ and $\angle F$ are congruent. The area of the hexagonal region is $2116(\sqrt{2}+1).$ Find $AB$.

Solution

Let the side length be called $x$, so $x=AB=BC=CD=DE=EF=AF$.

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The diagonal $BF=\sqrt{AB^2+AF^2}=\sqrt{x^2+x^2}=x\sqrt{2}$. Then the areas of the triangles AFB and CDE in total are $\frac{x^2}{2}\cdot 2$, and the area of the rectangle BCEF equals $x\cdot x\sqrt{2}=x^2\sqrt{2}$

Then we have to solve the equation

$2116(\sqrt{2}+1)=x^2\sqrt{2}+x^2$.

$2116(\sqrt{2}+1)=x^2(\sqrt{2}+1)$

$2116=x^2$

$x=46$

Therefore, $AB$ is $046$.

See also

2006 AIME I (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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