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− | We can see a Pythagorean triple's two longer lengths: 12, 13. So BD should be 5. This is certainly the case because <math>3^2 + 4^2 = 5^2</math>, which is <math>BD</math>. Thus the area of | + | We can see a Pythagorean triple's two longer lengths: <math>12</math>, <math>13</math>. So <math>BD</math> should be <math>5</math>. This is certainly the case because <math>3^2 + 4^2 = 5^2</math>, which is <math>BD</math>. Thus the area of quadrialteral ABCD is <math>30-6 = \boxed{\textbf{(B)}\ 24}.</math> |
==See Also== | ==See Also== |
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Problem 18
In the non-convex quadrilateral shown below, is a right angle, , , , and . What is the area of quadrilateral ?
Solution
We can see a Pythagorean triple's two longer lengths: , . So should be . This is certainly the case because , which is . Thus the area of quadrialteral ABCD is
See Also
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