Difference between revisions of "2015 AMC 10A Problems/Problem 11"

m (Solution)
m (Solution)
Line 6: Line 6:
  
 
==Solution==
 
==Solution==
Let the rectangle have length <math>4x</math> and width <math>3x</math>. Then by 3-4-5 triangles (or the Pythagorean Theorem), we have <math>d = 5x</math>, and so <math>x = \dfrac{x}{5}</math>. Hence, the area of the rectangle is <math>3x \cdot 4x = 12x^2 = \dfrac{12d^2}{25}</math>, so <math>k = \dfrac{12}{25}</math> <math>\textbf{(C)}</math>.
+
Let the rectangle have length <math>4x</math> and width <math>3x</math>. Then by 3-4-5 triangles (or the Pythagorean Theorem), we have <math>d = 5x</math>, and so <math>d = \dfrac{x}{5}</math>. Hence, the area of the rectangle is <math>3x \cdot 4x = 12x^2 = \dfrac{12d^2}{25}</math>, so the answer is <math>\boxed{\textbf{(C) }\frac{12}{25}}</math>

Revision as of 18:45, 4 February 2015

Problem 11

The ratio of the length to the width of a rectangle is $4$ : $3$. If the rectangle has diagonal of length $d$, then the area may be expressed as $kd^2$ for some constant $k$. What is $k$?

$\textbf{(A)}\ \frac{2}{7}\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ \frac{3}{7}\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ \frac{12}{25}\qquad\textbf{(D)}}\ \frac{16}{25}\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ \frac{3}{4}$ (Error compiling LaTeX. ! Extra }, or forgotten $.)

Solution

Let the rectangle have length $4x$ and width $3x$. Then by 3-4-5 triangles (or the Pythagorean Theorem), we have $d = 5x$, and so $d = \dfrac{x}{5}$. Hence, the area of the rectangle is $3x \cdot 4x = 12x^2 = \dfrac{12d^2}{25}$, so the answer is $\boxed{\textbf{(C) }\frac{12}{25}}$

Invalid username
Login to AoPS