Difference between revisions of "2012 AMC 10A Problems/Problem 15"
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pair A=(0,0), B=(1,0); pair C=(0.8,-0.4); | pair A=(0,0), B=(1,0); pair C=(0.8,-0.4); | ||
pair D=(1,-2), E=(0,-2); pair F=(2,-1); pair G=(0.8,0); | pair D=(1,-2), E=(0,-2); pair F=(2,-1); pair G=(0.8,0); | ||
+ | pair H=(0,-1), I=(0.5,-1); | ||
draw(A--(2,0)); draw((0,-1)--F); draw(E--D); | draw(A--(2,0)); draw((0,-1)--F); draw(E--D); | ||
draw(A--E); draw(B--D); draw((2,0)--F); | draw(A--E); draw(B--D); draw((2,0)--F); | ||
draw(A--F); draw(B--E); draw(C--G); | draw(A--F); draw(B--E); draw(C--G); | ||
− | draw(H-- | + | draw(H--I); |
− | pair[] ps={A,B,C,D,E,F,G}; | + | pair[] ps={A,B,C,D,E,F,G, H, I}; |
dot(ps); | dot(ps); | ||
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label("$F$",F,E); | label("$F$",F,E); | ||
label("$G$",G,N); | label("$G$",G,N); | ||
+ | label("$H$",H,W); | ||
+ | label("$I$",I,E); | ||
</asy></center> | </asy></center> | ||
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+ | Triangle <math>EAB</math> is similar to triangle <math>EHI</math>; line <math>HI = 1/2</math> | ||
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+ | Triangle <math>ACB</math> is similar to triangle <math>FCI</math> and the ratio of line <math>AB</math> to line <math>IF = 1 : \frac{3}{2} = 2: 3</math>. | ||
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+ | Based on similarity the length of the height of <math>GC</math> is thus <math>\frac{2}{5}\cdot1 = \frac{2}{5}</math>. | ||
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+ | Thus, <math>[ABC]=\frac{1}{2} \cdot {AB} \cdot {CG}=\frac{1}{2} \cdot 1 \cdot \frac{2}{5}=\frac{1}{5}</math>. | ||
+ | The answer is <math>(\text{B})</math> |
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Contents
Problem
Three unit squares and two line segments connecting two pairs of vertices are shown. What is the area of ?
Solution 1
intersects at a right angle, so . The hypotenuse of right triangle BED is .
Since AC=2BC, . is a right triangle so the area is just
Solution 2
Let be the origin. Then,
$\widebar{EB}$ (Error compiling LaTeX. ! Undefined control sequence.) can be represented by the line Also, can be represented by the line
Subtracting the second equation from the first gives us . Thus, . Plugging this into the first equation gives us .
Since , is ,
and .
Thus, . The answer is .
See Also
2012 AMC 10A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
Preceded by Problem 14 |
Followed by Problem 16 | |
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Triangle is similar to triangle ; line
Triangle is similar to triangle and the ratio of line to line .
Based on similarity the length of the height of is thus .
Thus, . The answer is