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Problem

In rectangle $ABCD$, we have $A=(6,-22)$, $B=(2006,178)$, $D=(8,y)$, for some integer $y$. What is the area of rectangle $ABCD$?

$\mathrm{(A) \ } 4000\qquad \mathrm{(B) \ } 4040\qquad \mathrm{(C) \ } 4400\qquad \mathrm{(D) \ } 40,000\qquad \mathrm{(E) \ } 40,400$

Solution

Solution 1

Let the slope of $AB$ be $m_1$ and the slope of $AD$ be $m_2$.

$m_1 = \frac{178-(-22)}{2006-6} = \frac{1}{10}$

$m_2 = \frac{y-(-22)}{8-6} = \frac{y+22}{2}$

Since $AB$ and $AD$ form a right angle:

$m_2 = -\frac{1}{m_1}$

$m_2 = -10$

$\frac{y+22}{2} = -10$

$y = -42$

Using the distance formula:

$AB = \sqrt{ (2006-6)^2 + (178-(-22))^2 } = \sqrt{ (2000)^2 + (200)^2 } = 200\sqrt{101}$

$AD = \sqrt{ (8-6)^2 + (-42-(-22))^2 } = \sqrt{ (2)^2 + (-20)^2 } = 2\sqrt{101}$

Therefore the area of rectangle $ABCD$ is $200\sqrt{101}\cdot2\sqrt{101} = 40,400 \Rightarrow E$

Solution 2

This solution is the same as Solution 1 up to the point where we find that $y=-42$.

We build right triangles so we can use the Pythagorean Theorem. The triangle with hypotenuse $AB$ has legs $200$ and $2000$, while the triangle with hypotenuse $AD$ has legs $2$ and $20$. Aha! The two triangles are similar, with one triangle having side lengths $100$ times the other!

Let $AD=x$. Then from our reasoning above, we have $AB=100x$. Finally, the area of the rectangle is $100x(x)=100x^2=100(20^2+2^2)=100(400+4)=100(404)=\boxed{40400 \text{  (E)}}$.

See Also

2006 AMC 10B (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 19
Followed by
Problem 21
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