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<math>DE = 9\sqrt{2}</math> using 45-45-90 triangles, so in <math>\triangle ADE</math> we have that <math>h = \frac{2 \cdot 7002}{9\sqrt{2}} = 778\sqrt{2}</math>. The slope of <math>DE</math> is <math>1</math>, so the equation of the line is <math>y = x + b \Longrightarrow b = (380) - (680) = -300 \Longrightarrow y = x - 300</math>. The point <math>A</math> lies on one of two [[parallel]] lines that are <math>778\sqrt{2}</math> units away from <math>\overline{DE}</math>. Now take an arbitrary point on the line <math>\overline{DE}</math> and draw the [[perpendicular]] to one of the parallel lines; then draw a line straight down from the same arbitrary point. These form a 45-45-90 <math>\triangle</math>, so the straight line down has a length of <math>778\sqrt{2} \cdot \sqrt{2} = 1556</math>. Now we note that the [[y-intercept]] of the parallel lines is either <math>1556</math> units above or below the y-intercept of line <math>\overline{DE}</math>; hence the equation of the parallel lines is <math>y = x - 300 \pm 1556 \Longrightarrow x = y + 300 \pm 1556 \quad \mathrm{(2)}</math>. | <math>DE = 9\sqrt{2}</math> using 45-45-90 triangles, so in <math>\triangle ADE</math> we have that <math>h = \frac{2 \cdot 7002}{9\sqrt{2}} = 778\sqrt{2}</math>. The slope of <math>DE</math> is <math>1</math>, so the equation of the line is <math>y = x + b \Longrightarrow b = (380) - (680) = -300 \Longrightarrow y = x - 300</math>. The point <math>A</math> lies on one of two [[parallel]] lines that are <math>778\sqrt{2}</math> units away from <math>\overline{DE}</math>. Now take an arbitrary point on the line <math>\overline{DE}</math> and draw the [[perpendicular]] to one of the parallel lines; then draw a line straight down from the same arbitrary point. These form a 45-45-90 <math>\triangle</math>, so the straight line down has a length of <math>778\sqrt{2} \cdot \sqrt{2} = 1556</math>. Now we note that the [[y-intercept]] of the parallel lines is either <math>1556</math> units above or below the y-intercept of line <math>\overline{DE}</math>; hence the equation of the parallel lines is <math>y = x - 300 \pm 1556 \Longrightarrow x = y + 300 \pm 1556 \quad \mathrm{(2)}</math>. | ||
− | We just need to find the intersections of these two lines and sum up the values of the | + | We just need to find the intersections of these two lines and sum up the values of the x-coordinates. Substituting the <math>\mathrm{(1)}</math> into <math>\mathrm{(2)}</math>, we get <math>x = \pm 18 + 300 \pm 1556 = 4(300) = 1200 \Longrightarrow \mathrm{(E)}</math>. |
=== Solution 2 === | === Solution 2 === |
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Problem
Triangles and have areas and respectively, with and What is the sum of all possible x coordinates of ?
Solution
Solution 1
From , we have that the height of is . Thus lies on the lines .
using 45-45-90 triangles, so in we have that . The slope of is , so the equation of the line is . The point lies on one of two parallel lines that are units away from . Now take an arbitrary point on the line and draw the perpendicular to one of the parallel lines; then draw a line straight down from the same arbitrary point. These form a 45-45-90 , so the straight line down has a length of . Now we note that the y-intercept of the parallel lines is either units above or below the y-intercept of line ; hence the equation of the parallel lines is .
We just need to find the intersections of these two lines and sum up the values of the x-coordinates. Substituting the into , we get .
Solution 2
We are finding the intersection of two pairs of parallel lines, which will form a parallelogram. The centroid of this parallelogram is just the intersection of and , which can easily be calculated to be . Now the sum of the x-coordinates is just .
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