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Observe that the "equal perimeter" part implies that <math>BC + BA = 2 = CD + DA</math>. A quick Pythagorean chase gives <math>CD = \frac{1}{2}, DA = \frac{3}{2}</math>. | Observe that the "equal perimeter" part implies that <math>BC + BA = 2 = CD + DA</math>. A quick Pythagorean chase gives <math>CD = \frac{1}{2}, DA = \frac{3}{2}</math>. | ||
− | Use the sine addition formula on angles <math>BAC</math> and <math>CAD</math> (which requires finding their cosines as well), and this gives the sine of <math>BAD</math>. Now, use <math>\sin{2x} = 2\sin{x}\cos{x}</math> on angle <math>BAD</math> to get <math>\boxed{\textbf{(D) }\frac{7}{9}}</math>. | + | Use the sine addition formula on angles <math>BAC</math> and <math>CAD</math> (which requires finding their cosines as well), and this gives the sine of <math>BAD</math>. Now, use <math>\sin{2x} = 2\sin{x}\cos{x}</math> on angle <math>BAD</math> to get <math>\boxed{\textbf{(D)} = \frac{7}{9}}</math>. |
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Problem
Right triangle with right angle at is constructed outward on the hypotenuse of isosceles right triangle with leg length 1, as shown, so that the two triangles have equal perimeters. What is sin(2 BAD)?
Would you please fix the Latex above? Thanks.
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Solution 1
Observe that the "equal perimeter" part implies that . A quick Pythagorean chase gives . Use the sine addition formula on angles and (which requires finding their cosines as well), and this gives the sine of . Now, use on angle to get .
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Solution 2
D 7/9 (SuperWill)
See Also
2019 AMC 12B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | |
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