Difference between revisions of "2015 AIME I Problems/Problem 7"
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Solving for <math>b</math> in terms of <math>a</math> yields <math>b = \frac{4a\sqrt5}{7}</math>. | Solving for <math>b</math> in terms of <math>a</math> yields <math>b = \frac{4a\sqrt5}{7}</math>. | ||
− | We now use the given that <math>[KLMN] = 99</math>, implying that <math>KL = LM = MN = NK = 3\sqrt{11}</math>. We also draw the perpendicular from E to ML and label the point of intersection P: | + | We now use the given that <math>[KLMN] = 99</math>, implying that <math>KL = LM = MN = NK = 3\sqrt{11}</math>. We also draw the perpendicular from <math>E</math> to <math>ML</math> and label the point of intersection <math>P</math>: |
<asy> | <asy> |
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Problem
7. In the diagram below, is a square. Point is the midpoint of . Points and lie on , and and lie on and , respectively, so that is a square. Points and lie on , and and lie on and , respectively, so that is a square. The area of is 99. Find the area of .
Solution
We begin by denoting the length , giving us and . Since angles and are complimentary, we have that (and similarly the rest of the triangles are triangles). We let the sidelength of be , giving us:
and .
Since ,
,
Solving for in terms of yields .
We now use the given that , implying that . We also draw the perpendicular from to and label the point of intersection :
This gives that and
Since = , we get
So our final answer is
See also
2015 AIME I (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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