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Note that the difference in <math>y</math> value of <math>B</math> and <math>C</math> is <math>4</math>. By rotational symmetry of the square, the difference in <math>x</math> value of <math>A</math> and <math>B</math> is also <math>4</math>. Note that the difference in <math>y</math> value of <math>A</math> and <math>B</math> is <math>1</math>. We now know that <math>AB</math>, the side length of the square, is equal to <math>\sqrt{1^2+4^2}=\sqrt{17}</math>, so the area is <math>\boxed{\textbf{(B) }17}</math>.
 
Note that the difference in <math>y</math> value of <math>B</math> and <math>C</math> is <math>4</math>. By rotational symmetry of the square, the difference in <math>x</math> value of <math>A</math> and <math>B</math> is also <math>4</math>. Note that the difference in <math>y</math> value of <math>A</math> and <math>B</math> is <math>1</math>. We now know that <math>AB</math>, the side length of the square, is equal to <math>\sqrt{1^2+4^2}=\sqrt{17}</math>, so the area is <math>\boxed{\textbf{(B) }17}</math>.
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=== Video Solution===
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPPQUrNE4RE
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~ naren_pr
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==

Latest revision as of 10:37, 1 March 2021

Problem

A square in the coordinate plane has vertices whose $y$-coordinates are $0$, $1$, $4$, and $5$. What is the area of the square?

$\textbf{(A)}\ 16\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 17\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 25\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 26\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 27$

Solution

Let the points be $A=(x_1,0)$, $B=(x_2,1)$, $C=(x_3,5)$, and $D=(x_4,4)$

Note that the difference in $y$ value of $B$ and $C$ is $4$. By rotational symmetry of the square, the difference in $x$ value of $A$ and $B$ is also $4$. Note that the difference in $y$ value of $A$ and $B$ is $1$. We now know that $AB$, the side length of the square, is equal to $\sqrt{1^2+4^2}=\sqrt{17}$, so the area is $\boxed{\textbf{(B) }17}$.

Video Solution

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPPQUrNE4RE

~ naren_pr

See Also

2014 AMC 10A (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 17
Followed by
Problem 19
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