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− | In the non-convex quadrilateral <math>ABCD</math> shown below, <math>\angle BCD</math> is a right angle, <math>AB=12</math>, <math>BC=4</math>, <math>CD=3</math>, and <math>AD=13</math>. | + | In the non-convex quadrilateral <math>ABCD</math> shown below, <math>\angle BCD</math> is a right angle, <math>AB=12</math>, <math>BC=4</math>, <math>CD=3</math>, and <math>AD=13</math>. What is the area of quadrilateral <math>ABCD</math>? |
− | <math>\textbf{(A) }12\qquad\textbf{(B) }24\qquad\textbf{(C) }26\qquad\textbf{(D) }30\qquad\textbf{(E) }36</math> | + | <asy>draw((0,0)--(2.4,3.6)--(0,5)--(12,0)--(0,0)); label("$B$", (0, 0), SW); label("$A$", (12, 0), ESE); label("$C$", (2.4, 3.6), SE); label("$D$", (0, 5), N);</asy> |
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+ | <math>\textbf{(A) }12 \qquad \textbf{(B) }24 \qquad \textbf{(C) }26 \qquad \textbf{(D) }30 \qquad \textbf{(E) }36</math> | ||
==Solution== | ==Solution== | ||
− | We can see a Pythagorean triple | + | We first connect point <math>B</math> with point <math>D</math>. |
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+ | <asy>draw((0,0)--(2.4,3.6)--(0,5)--(12,0)--(0,0)); draw((0,0)--(0,5)); label("$B$", (0, 0), SW); label("$A$", (12, 0), ESE); label("$C$", (2.4, 3.6), SE); label("$D$", (0, 5), N);</asy> | ||
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+ | We can see that <math>\triangle BCD</math> is a 3-4-5 right triangle. We can also see that <math>\triangle BDA</math> is a right triangle, by the 5-12-13 Pythagorean triple. With these lengths, we can solve the problem. The area of <math>\triangle BDA</math> is <math>\frac{5\cdot 12}{2}</math>, and the area of the smaller 3-4-5 triangle is <math>\frac{3\cdot 4}{2}</math>. Thus, the area of quadrialteral <math>ABCD</math> is <math>30-6 = \boxed{\textbf{(B)}\ 24}.</math> | ||
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+ | ==Video Solution== | ||
+ | https://youtu.be/tJm9KqYG4fU?t=2812 | ||
==See Also== | ==See Also== |
Latest revision as of 14:08, 18 January 2021
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Problem
In the non-convex quadrilateral shown below, is a right angle, , , , and . What is the area of quadrilateral ?
Solution
We first connect point with point .
We can see that is a 3-4-5 right triangle. We can also see that is a right triangle, by the 5-12-13 Pythagorean triple. With these lengths, we can solve the problem. The area of is , and the area of the smaller 3-4-5 triangle is . Thus, the area of quadrialteral is
Video Solution
https://youtu.be/tJm9KqYG4fU?t=2812
See Also
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