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# Arc AED above is a semicircle. EC is the height to the base AD. The ar

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Arc AED above is a semicircle. EC is the height to the base AD. The area of triangle AEC is 96. If CE=12, what is the area of triangle CDE?

A. 48
B. 54
C. 72
D. 84
E. 150
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27 Oct 2014, 20:02
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Area $$\triangle ECA = 96 = \frac{1}{2} * AC * 12$$

AC = 16

Arc AED is a semicircle means AD is the diameter of the circle

EA & ED are touching the end points of diameter, which means $$\angle AED = 90^{\circ}$$ (This is by property of circle)

Refer diagram below which shows various angles of both the triangles

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Note that $$\triangle ECA$$ and $$\triangle DCE$$ are similar triangles.

Now that they are similar, then there corresponding sides are also proportional

$$\triangle$$ ECA Base = 16 & Height = 12

$$\triangle$$ DCE Base = 12; so Height = $$12 * \frac{12}{16} = 9$$

Area $$\triangle DCE = \frac{1}{2} * 12 * 9 = 54$$
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Arc AED above is a semicircle. EC is the height to the base AD. The area of triangle AEC is 96. If CE=12, what is the area of triangle CDE?
A. 48
B. 54
C. 72
D. 84
E. 150

For detailed explanation, above post can be referred.

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Area AEC = 96; so AC = 16

Area shaded region = $$96 * \frac{12}{16} = 54$$

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17 Dec 2014, 14:41
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Area $$\triangle ECA = 96 = \frac{1}{2} * AC * 12$$

AC = 16

Arc AED is a semicircle means AD is the diameter of the circle

EA & ED are touching the end points of diameter, which means $$\angle AED = 90^{\circ}$$ (This is by property of circle)

Refer diagram below which shows various angles of both the triangles

Attachment:
T8910x.png

Note that $$\triangle ECA$$ and $$\triangle DCE$$ are similar triangles.

Now that they are similar, then there corresponding sides are also proportional

$$\triangle$$ ECA Base = 16 & Height = 12

$$\triangle$$ DCE Base = 12; so Height = $$12 * \frac{12}{16} = 9$$

Area $$\triangle DCE = \frac{1}{2} * 12 * 9 = 54$$

Is it a general property that both triangles are going to be similar?
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PareshGmat wrote:

Area $$\triangle ECA = 96 = \frac{1}{2} * AC * 12$$

AC = 16

Arc AED is a semicircle means AD is the diameter of the circle

EA & ED are touching the end points of diameter, which means $$\angle AED = 90^{\circ}$$ (This is by property of circle)

Refer diagram below which shows various angles of both the triangles

Attachment:
T8910x.png

Note that $$\triangle ECA$$ and $$\triangle DCE$$ are similar triangles.

Now that they are similar, then there corresponding sides are also proportional

$$\triangle$$ ECA Base = 16 & Height = 12

$$\triangle$$ DCE Base = 12; so Height = $$12 * \frac{12}{16} = 9$$

Area $$\triangle DCE = \frac{1}{2} * 12 * 9 = 54$$

Is it a general property that both triangles are going to be similar?

When corresponding angles are same (irrespective of dimensions), both triangles are similar

In this case, YES (Refer the diagram above for angle breakup)
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17 Dec 2014, 21:31
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Arc AED above is a semicircle. EC is the height to the base AD. The area of triangle AEC is 96. If CE=12, what is the area of triangle CDE?

A. 48
B. 54
C. 72
D. 84
E. 150

The 2 triangles are similar and some relations can come handy

and CE^2=AC*CD

we know CE=12 and Area of Triangle AEC=96 so AC=96*2/12 or AC =16

So CD=CE^2/AC or CD=9

Then area of triangle CDE =1/2*9*12=54
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18 Dec 2014, 04:39
nachobioteck wrote:
Is it a general property that both triangles are going to be similar?

This post gives you some figures which should make you think about similar triangles. Check them out.
http://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2014/03 ... -the-gmat/
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The 2 triangles are similar and some relations can come handy

I doubt the above 2 are true...the dimension of LHS is m while of RHS is m^2
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19 Dec 2014, 05:52
Arc AED above is a semicircle. EC is the height to the base AD. The area of triangle AEC is 96. If CE=12, what is the area of triangle CDE?

A. 48
B. 54
C. 72
D. 84
E. 150

The area of triangle AEC is $$96 = \frac{1}{2}(AC)*(CE)$$ or $$AC = \frac{(96*2)}{12}=16$$

$$(EC)^2=AC*CD$$

$$CD= (12)^2/16=9$$

Area of the triangle CDE = $$\frac{1}{2}(EC)*(CD)$$ = $$\frac{(12*9)}{2}=54$$

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06 Sep 2017, 01:01
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Arc AED above is a semicircle. EC is the height to the base AD. The area of triangle AEC is 96. If CE=12, what is the area of triangle CDE?

A. 48
B. 54
C. 72
D. 84
E. 150

In triangle ACE , 1/2*AC* CE = 96 -> AC = 16

Now triangle CED ~ triangle CAE
CE/CD = CA/CE
CE^2 = CA * CD (If you can remember this property of the right angles triangle, it will be highly helpful to solve the problem in a quick manner.)
12^2 = 16 * CD
CD = 9

Area CAE = 1/2 * 9 * 12 = 54

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14 Jul 2019, 06:20
Hi everyone! Does anybody know, whether figures in Problem Solving part are drawn on a scale?
I have seen explanation of this task in Economist tutor, it is written there almost of the figures are on scale (if there is no some special signs like 'figure above is not on scale') and they uses a strategy calles 'ballpark', explaning this answer.

So, could we trust scale of figures in questions like this? Thanks!
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Hi everyone! Does anybody know, whether figures in Problem Solving part are drawn on a scale?
I have seen explanation of this task in Economist tutor, it is written there almost of the figures are on scale (if there is no some special signs like 'figure above is not on scale') and they uses a strategy calles 'ballpark', explaning this answer.

So, could we trust scale of figures in questions like this? Thanks!

Problem Solving
Figures: All figures accompanying problem solving questions are intended to provide information useful in solving the problems. Figures are drawn as accurately as possible. Exceptions will be clearly noted. Lines shown as straight are straight, and lines that appear jagged are also straight. The positions of points, angles, regions, etc., exist in the order shown, and angle measures are greater than zero. All figures lie in a plane unless otherwise indicated.

Data Sufficiency:
Figures:
• Figures conform to the information given in the question, but will not necessarily conform to the additional information given in statements (1) and (2).
• Lines shown as straight are straight, and lines that appear jagged are also straight.
• The positions of points, angles, regions, etc., exist in the order shown, and angle measures are greater than zero.
• All figures lie in a plane unless otherwise indicated.

Hope it helps.
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14 Jul 2019, 06:27
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plk wrote:
Hi everyone! Does anybody know, whether figures in Problem Solving part are drawn on a scale?
I have seen explanation of this task in Economist tutor, it is written there almost of the figures are on scale (if there is no some special signs like 'figure above is not on scale') and they uses a strategy calles 'ballpark', explaning this answer.

So, could we trust scale of figures in questions like this? Thanks!

Problem Solving
Figures: All figures accompanying problem solving questions are intended to provide information useful in solving the problems. Figures are drawn as accurately as possible. Exceptions will be clearly noted. Lines shown as straight are straight, and lines that appear jagged are also straight. The positions of points, angles, regions, etc., exist in the order shown, and angle measures are greater than zero. All figures lie in a plane unless otherwise indicated.

Data Sufficiency:
Figures:
• Figures conform to the information given in the question, but will not necessarily conform to the additional information given in statements (1) and (2).
• Lines shown as straight are straight, and lines that appear jagged are also straight.
• The positions of points, angles, regions, etc., exist in the order shown, and angle measures are greater than zero.
• All figures lie in a plane unless otherwise indicated.

Hope it helps.

Thank you very much!
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Solved through a longer method:
Since ArcAED is a semicircle ∆AED is right angled triangle at ∠E.
∴ AD^2 = AE^2 + ED^2
And AD^2 = (AC + CD)^2
= AC^2 + CD^2 + 2*AC*CD → Eqn ①
AE^2 + ED^2 = EC^2 + AC^2 + EC^2 + CD^2 → Eqn ②
Now Equating Eqn ① & ② we have
AC^2 + CD^2 + 2*AC*CD = EC^2 + AC^2 + EC^2 + CD^2
Solving gives us
2*AC*CD = 2*EC^2 → Eqn ③
Also we have Area ∆AEC = 96 and EC = 12,
½*EC*AC = 96
 AC = (2*96)/12 = 16 → Eqn ④
Now from Eqn ③ & ④
CD = ((12)^2)/16 = 9 → Eqn ⑤
Now Area ∆CDE = ½*EC*CD and using Eqn ⑤
 = ½*12*9
 = 54
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