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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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Answer = B = 54

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)

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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 = \(96 * \frac{12}{16} = 54\)

Answer = B
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Answer = B = 54

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 \(\triangle DCE = \frac{1}{2} * 12 * 9 = 54\)


Is it a general property that both triangles are going to be similar?
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Answer = B = 54

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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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

AE=AC*AD
DE=CD*AD
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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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

AE=AC*AD
DE=CD*AD

I doubt the above 2 are true...the dimension of LHS is m while of RHS is m^2
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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 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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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

Answer B
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