2020 AMC 12A Problems/Problem 17
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Problem 17
The vertices of a quadrilateral lie on the graph of , and the -coordinates of these vertices are consecutive positive integers. The area of the quadrilateral is . What is the -coordinate of the leftmost vertex?
Solution 1
Let the left-most -coordinate be
Recall that, by the shoelace formula, the area of the quadrilateral must be That equals to
The -coordinate is, therefore, ~lopkiloinm.
Solution 2
Like above, use the shoelace formula to find that the area of the triangle is equal to . Because the final area we are looking for is , the numerator factors into and , which one of and has to be a multiple of and the other has to be a multiple of . Clearly, the only choice for that is
~Solution by IronicNinja
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