Difference between revisions of "2015 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 6"
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===Solution 1=== | ===Solution 1=== | ||
We know the semi-perimeter of <math>\triangle ABC</math> is <math>\frac{29+29+42}{2}=50</math>. Next, we use heron's formula to find that the area of the triangle is just <math>\sqrt{50(50-29)^2(50-42)}=\sqrt{50 \cdot 21^2 \cdot 8}=\textbf{(B) }420.</math> | We know the semi-perimeter of <math>\triangle ABC</math> is <math>\frac{29+29+42}{2}=50</math>. Next, we use heron's formula to find that the area of the triangle is just <math>\sqrt{50(50-29)^2(50-42)}=\sqrt{50 \cdot 21^2 \cdot 8}=\textbf{(B) }420.</math> | ||
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+ | ===Solution 2=== | ||
+ | Splitting the isosceles triangle in half, we get a right triangle with hypotenuse 29 and leg 21. By Pythagorean Theorem the height is 20 so the area is | ||
+ | <math>\dfrac{(20)(42)}{2} = \boxed{\textbf{(B)}~420}</math>. | ||
==See Also== | ==See Also== | ||
{{AMC8 box|year=2015|num-b=5|num-a=7}} | {{AMC8 box|year=2015|num-b=5|num-a=7}} | ||
{{MAA Notice}} | {{MAA Notice}} |
Revision as of 17:35, 25 November 2015
In , , and . What is the area of ?
Solution 1
We know the semi-perimeter of is . Next, we use heron's formula to find that the area of the triangle is just
Solution 2
Splitting the isosceles triangle in half, we get a right triangle with hypotenuse 29 and leg 21. By Pythagorean Theorem the height is 20 so the area is .
See Also
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