2017 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 18
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Problem
In the non-convex quadrilateral shown below, is a right angle, , , , and . What is the area of quadrilateral ?
Solution 1
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
Solution 2
is a 3-4-5 right triangle. The area of BCD is 6. Then we can use Heron's formula to compute the area of whose sides have lengths 5,12, and 13. The Area = , where s is the semi-perimeter of the triangle, that is . So is
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