# Difference between revisions of "2019 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 21"

## Problem 21

What is the area of the triangle formed by the lines $y=5$, $y=1+x$, and $y=1-x$?

$\textbf{(A) }4\qquad\textbf{(B) }8\qquad\textbf{(C) }10\qquad\textbf{(D) }12\qquad\textbf{(E) }16$

## Solution 1

You need to first find the coordinates where the graphs intersect. $y=5$, and $y=x+1$ intersect at $(4,5)$. $y=5$, and $y=1-x$ intersect at $(-4,5)$. $y=1-x$ and $y=1+x$ intersect at $(1,0)$. Using the Shoelace Theorem you get  (Error compiling LaTeX. ! Missing \$ inserted.)\left(\frac{(20-4)-(-20+4)}{2}\right)$=$$\frac{32}{2}$=$\boxed{\textbf{(E)}\ 16}$.~heeeeeeheeeee

## Solution 2

Graphing the lines, we can see that the height of the triangle is 4, and the base is 8. Using the formula for the area of a triangle, we get $\frac{4\cdot8}{2}$ which is equal to $\boxed{\textbf{(E)}\ 16}$. ~SmileKat32