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In the figure below, If the area of triangle CDE is 42, what

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In the figure below, If the area of triangle CDE is 42, what [#permalink] New post 26 May 2019, 01:46
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In the figure below, AB=BC=CD. If the area of triangle CDE is 42, what is the area of triangle ADG?

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Re: In the figure below, If the area of triangle CDE is 42, what [#permalink] New post 26 May 2019, 19:20
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In the figure below,AB=BC=CD. If the area of triangle CDE is 42, what is the area of triangle ADG?

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all the three triangles ( \(\triangle\)CDE , \(\triangle\) BDF and \(\triangle\) ADG are similar)

and one side of the \(\triangle\) CDE = \(\frac{1}{3}\)of the \(\triangle\) ADG

Hence the Area of \(\triangle\)ADG = \((\frac{1}{2} * AG * DG) = (\frac{1}{2} * 3CE * 3DE) = 9 * (\frac{1}{2} * CE * DE)\) = 9 * Area of the \(\triangle\) CDE = \(9 * 42 = 378\)
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Re: In the figure below, If the area of triangle CDE is 42, what [#permalink] New post 29 May 2019, 07:55
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In the figure below, AB=BC=CD. If the area of triangle CDE is 42, what is the area of triangle ADG?

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378


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Let's add the given information to the diagram.
Notice that the angles (represented by blue dots) are all equal.
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If we draw some auxiliary lines from points B and C....
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...we find that we have 3 IDENTICAL right triangles
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If we let y = the base of ∆CDE and let x = the height of ∆CDE...
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...then we can add several more x's and y's to the diagram.

From this, we can see that...
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...the base of ∆ADG has length 3y and a height of 3x


GIVEN: the area of ∆CDE is 42
Area of triangle = (base)(height)/2
So, we can write: (y)(x)/2 = 42
This means: yx = 84


We're asked to find the area of ∆ADG
Area of triangle = (base)(height)/2
So, the area of ∆ADG = (3y)(3x)/2
= 9yx/2

Since we know that yx = 84, we can replace yx with 84 to get:
Area of ∆ADG = 9(84)/2 = 378

Answer: 378

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