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What is the area of the shaded pinwheel shown in the <math>5 \times 5</math> grid? | What is the area of the shaded pinwheel shown in the <math>5 \times 5</math> grid? | ||
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<asy> | <asy> | ||
filldraw((2.5,2.5)--(0,1)--(1,1)--(1,0)--(2.5,2.5)--(4,0)--(4,1)--(5,1)--(2.5,2.5)--(5,4)--(4,4)--(4,5)--(2.5,2.5)--(1,5)--(1,4)--(0,4)--cycle, gray, black); | filldraw((2.5,2.5)--(0,1)--(1,1)--(1,0)--(2.5,2.5)--(4,0)--(4,1)--(5,1)--(2.5,2.5)--(5,4)--(4,4)--(4,5)--(2.5,2.5)--(1,5)--(1,4)--(0,4)--cycle, gray, black); | ||
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draw((i,0)--(i,5)); | draw((i,0)--(i,5)); | ||
draw((0,i)--(5,i)); | draw((0,i)--(5,i)); | ||
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<math> \textbf{(A)}\: 4\qquad\textbf{(B)}\: 6\qquad\textbf{(C)}\: 8\qquad\textbf{(D)}\: 10\qquad\textbf{(E)}\: 12 </math> | <math> \textbf{(A)}\: 4\qquad\textbf{(B)}\: 6\qquad\textbf{(C)}\: 8\qquad\textbf{(D)}\: 10\qquad\textbf{(E)}\: 12 </math> | ||
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The area of the square around the pinwheel is 25. The area of the pinwheel is equal to <math>\text{the square } - \text{ the white space.}</math> Each of the four triangles have a base of 3 units and a height of 2.5 units, and so their combined area is 15 units squared. Then the unshaded space consists of the four triangles with total area of 15, and there are four white corner squares. Therefore the area of the pinwheel is <math>25-(15+4)</math> which is <math>\boxed{\textbf{(B) 6}}</math> | The area of the square around the pinwheel is 25. The area of the pinwheel is equal to <math>\text{the square } - \text{ the white space.}</math> Each of the four triangles have a base of 3 units and a height of 2.5 units, and so their combined area is 15 units squared. Then the unshaded space consists of the four triangles with total area of 15, and there are four white corner squares. Therefore the area of the pinwheel is <math>25-(15+4)</math> which is <math>\boxed{\textbf{(B) 6}}</math> | ||
− | ==Video Solution== | + | == Video Solution == |
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https://youtu.be/KOZBOvI9WTs -Happytwin | https://youtu.be/KOZBOvI9WTs -Happytwin | ||
− | ==See Also== | + | == See Also == |
{{AMC8 box|year=2007|num-b=22|num-a=24}} | {{AMC8 box|year=2007|num-b=22|num-a=24}} | ||
{{MAA Notice}} | {{MAA Notice}} |
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Contents
Problem
What is the area of the shaded pinwheel shown in the grid?
Solution
The area of the square around the pinwheel is 25. The area of the pinwheel is equal to Each of the four triangles have a base of 3 units and a height of 2.5 units, and so their combined area is 15 units squared. Then the unshaded space consists of the four triangles with total area of 15, and there are four white corner squares. Therefore the area of the pinwheel is which is
Video Solution
https://youtu.be/KOZBOvI9WTs -Happytwin
See Also
2007 AMC 8 (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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Followed by Problem 24 | |
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