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Area of rectangle [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2009, 16:23
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A small, rectangular park has a perimeter of 560 feet and a diagonal measurement of 200 feet. What is it's area, in square feet?

A) 19,200
B) 19,600
C) 20,000
D) 20,400
E) 20,800

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Re: Area of rectangle [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2009, 16:40
Let a and b are the sides of rect.

=> 2*(a+b) = 560

=> a+b = 280


Also, Diagonal = \(a^2 + b^2 = (200)^2\)


=> \((a+b)^2 - 2ab = (200)^2\)

=> \((280)^2 - (200)^2 = 2ab\)

=> ab = 19,200
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