2021 AMC 12B Problems/Problem 15
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Problem
The figure is constructed from line segments, each of which has length . The area of pentagon can be written is , where and are positive integers. What is
Solution
Let be the midpoint of . Noting that and are triangles because of the equilateral triangles, . Also, and so .
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Solution 2
Draw diagonals and to split the pentagon into three parts. We can compute the area for each triangle and sum them up at the end. For triangles and , they each have area . For triangle , we can see that and . Using Pythagorean Theorem, the altitude for this triangle is , so the area is . Adding each part up, we get .
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