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# each side of square ABCD has length 1, the length of line

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each side of square ABCD has length 1, the length of line [#permalink]  19 Nov 2008, 20:13
each side of square ABCD has length 1, the length of line
Segment CE is 1, and the length of line segment BE is equal to the length
Of line segment DE. What is the area of the triangular region BCE?
a. 1/3 b. (2^-2 )/4 c. 1/2
d. (2^-2)/2 e. 3/4
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Re: square ABCD--25 [#permalink]  19 Nov 2008, 22:53
Ok, I spent a while trying to see if there was an easy way to find the answer analytically, but in the end I just drew a picture and it's roughly 1/3, so I'll say A.

What's with the 2^-2 stuff in some of the answers?
Re: square ABCD--25   [#permalink] 19 Nov 2008, 22:53
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