2006 AMC 10A Problems/Problem 17
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Problem
In rectangle , points and trisect , and points and trisect . In addition, , and . What is the area of quadrilateral shown in the figure?
Solution
Solution 1
Draw . , so is a . Hence , and .
There are many different similar ways to come to the same conclusion using different 45-45-90 triangles.
Solution 2
Drawing lines as shown above and piecing together the triangles, we see that is made up of 12 squares congruent to . Hence .
Solution 3
We see that if we draw a line to it is half the width of the rectangle so that length would be , and the resulting triangle is a so using the Pythagorean Theorem we can get that each side is so the area of the middle square would be which is our answer.
Solution 4
Since and are trisection points and , we see that . Also, , so triangle is a right isosceles triangle, i.e. . By symmetry, triangles , , and are also right isosceles triangles. Therefore, , which means triangle is also a right isosceles triangle. Also, triangle is a right isosceles triangle.
Then , and . Hence, .
By symmetry, quadrilateral is a square, so its area is
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