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Note that because <math>\overline{DE}</math> and <math>\overline{EF}</math> are parallel to the sides of <math>\triangle ABC</math>, the internal triangles <math>\triangle BDE</math> and <math>\triangle EFC</math> are similar to <math>\triangle ABC</math>, and are therefore also isosceles triangles. | Note that because <math>\overline{DE}</math> and <math>\overline{EF}</math> are parallel to the sides of <math>\triangle ABC</math>, the internal triangles <math>\triangle BDE</math> and <math>\triangle EFC</math> are similar to <math>\triangle ABC</math>, and are therefore also isosceles triangles. | ||
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The opposite sides of parallelograms are equal (you can prove this fact simply by drawing the diagonal of the parallelogram and proving that the two resulting triangles are congruent by SSS), so the perimeter is <math>2 \times (AD + DE) = 56\implies \boxed{\textbf{(C)}}</math>. | The opposite sides of parallelograms are equal (you can prove this fact simply by drawing the diagonal of the parallelogram and proving that the two resulting triangles are congruent by SSS), so the perimeter is <math>2 \times (AD + DE) = 56\implies \boxed{\textbf{(C)}}</math>. | ||
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Problem
In , and . Points and are on sides , , and , respectively, such that and are parallel to and , respectively. What is the perimeter of parallelogram ?
Solution 1
Note that because and are parallel to the sides of , the internal triangles and are similar to , and are therefore also isosceles triangles.
It follows that . Thus, .
The opposite sides of parallelograms are equal (you can prove this fact simply by drawing the diagonal of the parallelogram and proving that the two resulting triangles are congruent by SSS), so the perimeter is .
Solution 2
We can set , so fakesolving, we get .
Video Solution
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See Also
2013 AMC 10A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
Preceded by Problem 11 |
Followed by Problem 13 | |
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All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions |
2013 AMC 12A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | |
Preceded by Problem 8 |
Followed by Problem 10 |
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All AMC 12 Problems and Solutions |
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