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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> | <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> | ||
− | 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 | + | 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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Revision as of 18:38, 30 January 2018
Problem 18
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
See Also
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