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Note that if <math>a,b,c>0</math>, then <math>a-\min(a,b,c), b-\min(a,b,c), c-\min(a,b,c)</math> forms the same point as <math>a,b,c</math>. Therefore, assume that at least one of them is equal to <math>0</math>. If only one of them is equal to zero, we can form an equilateral triangle with the remaining two, of side length <math>1</math>. Similarly for if two are equal to zero. So the area of the six equilateral triangles is | Note that if <math>a,b,c>0</math>, then <math>a-\min(a,b,c), b-\min(a,b,c), c-\min(a,b,c)</math> forms the same point as <math>a,b,c</math>. Therefore, assume that at least one of them is equal to <math>0</math>. If only one of them is equal to zero, we can form an equilateral triangle with the remaining two, of side length <math>1</math>. Similarly for if two are equal to zero. So the area of the six equilateral triangles is | ||
<cmath>\boxed{\text{(C) }\frac{3\sqrt{3}}{2}}</cmath> | <cmath>\boxed{\text{(C) }\frac{3\sqrt{3}}{2}}</cmath> | ||
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+ | Here is a diagram: | ||
+ | <asy> | ||
+ | size(200,200); | ||
+ | draw((0,0)--(1,0)--(1/2,sqrt(3)/2)--cycle); | ||
+ | draw((0,0)--(1/2,sqrt(3)/2)--(-1/2,sqrt(3)/2)--cycle); | ||
+ | draw((0,0)--(-1/2,sqrt(3)/2)--(-1,0)--cycle); | ||
+ | draw((0,0)--(-1,0)--(-1/2,-sqrt(3)/2)--cycle); | ||
+ | draw((0,0)--(-1/2,-sqrt(3)/2)--(1/2,-sqrt(3)/2)--cycle); | ||
+ | draw((0,0)--(1/2,-sqrt(3)/2)--(1,0)--cycle); | ||
+ | draw((-2,0)--(2,0)); | ||
+ | draw((0,-2)--(0,2)); | ||
+ | </asy> | ||
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-programjames1 | -programjames1 | ||
==See Also== | ==See Also== | ||
{{AMC12 box|year=2019|ab=B|num-b=23|num-a=25}} | {{AMC12 box|year=2019|ab=B|num-b=23|num-a=25}} |
Revision as of 12:09, 14 February 2019
Problem
Solution
Let be the third root of unity. We wish to find the span of for reals . Note that if , then forms the same point as . Therefore, assume that at least one of them is equal to . If only one of them is equal to zero, we can form an equilateral triangle with the remaining two, of side length . Similarly for if two are equal to zero. So the area of the six equilateral triangles is
Here is a diagram:
-programjames1
See Also
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