2015 AIME I Problems/Problem 7
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 $\triangle CDE \similar \triangle JFC$ (Error compiling LaTeX. ! Undefined control sequence.) (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 E to ML and label the point of intersection P:
pair A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,J,K,L,M,N; B=(0,0); real m=7*sqrt(55)/5; J=(m,0); C=(7*m/2,0); A=(0,7*m/2); D=(7*m/2,7*m/2); E=(A+D)/2; H=(0,2m); N=(0,2m+3*sqrt(55)/2); G=foot(H,E,C); F=foot(J,E,C); draw(A--B--C--D--cycle); draw(C--E); draw(G--H--J--F); pair X=foot(N,E,C); M=extension(N,X,A,D); K=foot(N,H,G); L=foot(M,H,G); draw(K--N--M--L); P=foot(E,M,L) label("P",P,E) label("$A$",A,NW); label("$B$",B,SW); label("$C$",C,SE); label("$D$",D,NE); label("$E$",E,dir(90)); label("$F$",F,NE); label("$G$",G,NE); label("$H$",H,W); label("$J$",J,S); label("$K$",K,SE); label("$L$",L,SE); label("$M$",M,dir(90)); label("$N$",N,dir(180)); (Error compiling LaTeX. label("P",P,E) ^ 7a023ad7e27f5ed1c7813ddb2ed5dce918789de8.asy: 26.1: syntax error error: could not load module '7a023ad7e27f5ed1c7813ddb2ed5dce918789de8.asy')
This gives that and
Since = , we get
So our final answer is
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