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− | A [[triangle]] with side lengths in the [[ratio]] <math>3 : 4 : 5</math> is inscribed in a [[circle]] with [[radius]] 3. What | + | A [[triangle]] with side lengths in the [[ratio]] <math>3 : 4 : 5</math> is inscribed in a [[circle]] with [[radius]] 3. What is the area of the triangle? |
<math>\mathrm{(A)}\ 8.64\qquad \mathrm{(B)}\ 12\qquad \mathrm{(C)}\ 5\pi\qquad \mathrm{(D)}\ 17.28\qquad \mathrm{(E)}\ 18</math> | <math>\mathrm{(A)}\ 8.64\qquad \mathrm{(B)}\ 12\qquad \mathrm{(C)}\ 5\pi\qquad \mathrm{(D)}\ 17.28\qquad \mathrm{(E)}\ 18</math> |
Revision as of 12:49, 19 October 2007
Problem
A triangle with side lengths in the ratio is inscribed in a circle with radius 3. What is the area of the triangle?
Solution
Since 3-4-5 is a Pythagorean triple, the triangle is a right triangle. Since the hypotenuse is a diameter of the circumcircle, the hypotenuse is . Then the other legs are and . The area is
See also
2007 AMC 12A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | |
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