2018 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 20
Problem 20
In a point is on with and Point is on so that and point is on so that What is the ratio of the area of to the area of
Solution
Looking at this diagram, we notice some similar triangles. Since , . Since and triangle share , is similar to by the AA similarity theorem. Using similar logic we can find is similar to . The ratio of the areas of two similar triangles is equivalent to the square of the ratio of the lenths, so the area of is times the area of and is times the area of . This means that the area of quadrilateral is is $1-\right(\frac{1}{9}+\frac{4}{9}\left)=\frac{4}{9}$ (Error compiling LaTeX. ! Extra \right.) times the area of , so our answer is
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