# Difference between revisions of "2016 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 2"

In rectangle $ABCD$, $AB=6$ and $AD=8$. Point $M$ is the midpoint of $\overline{AD}$. What is the area of $\triangle AMC$?

$\textbf{(A) }12\qquad\textbf{(B) }15\qquad\textbf{(C) }18\qquad\textbf{(D) }20\qquad \textbf{(E) }24$

## Solution

[asy]draw((0,4)--(0,0)--(6,0)--(6,8)--(0,8)--(0,4)--(6,0)); label("$A$", (0,0), SW); label("$B$", (6, 0), SE); label("$C$", (6,8), NE); label("$D$", (0, 8), NW); label("$M$", (0, 4), W); label("$4$", (0, 2), W); label("$6$", (3, 0), S);[/asy] The area of $\triangle AMC = \frac{1}{2} \cdot 6 \cdot 4 = \boxed{\text{(A) }12}$.

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