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If angle ABC is 30 degrees, what is the area of triangle BCE?

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If angle ABC is 30 degrees, what is the area of triangle BCE?

(1) Angle CDF is 120 degrees, lines L and M are parallel, and AC = 6, BC = 12, and EC = 2AC
(2) Angle DCG is 60 degrees, angle CDG is 30 degrees, angle FDG = 90, and GC = 6, CD = 12 and EC = 12


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If angle ABC is 30 degrees, what is the area of triangle BCE?

STATEMENT (1) Angle CDF is 120 degrees, lines L and M are parallel, and AC = 6, BC = 12, and EC = 2AC

in triangle BCE
BC = 12 and EC = 12 (this proves that BCE is isosceles triangle)
now AB bisects side EC in two equal parts
AB is the median = altitude = angle bisector (since BCE is an isosceles triangle)
we can find the altitude AB
now we can find the area of triangle BCE
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STATEMENT (2) Angle DCG is 60 degrees, angle CDG is 30 degrees, angle FDG = 90, and GC = 6, CD = 12 and EC = 12

in triangle BCE
EC = 12 (base) we need to know the height of the triangle

angle DGC = 90
height of triangle BCE = DGC that is = 6
now we know the base of triangle BCE = 12
height of BCE = 6
We can find the area
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D is the answer

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Option one we can easily find the area of triangle being equilateral as we know the angle.

So we AD/BCE one is sufficient

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Now in second point the two lines are parallel meaning which both trainable are same

So D

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height of triangle BCE = DGC that is = 6

I am being picky here, but the height is actually \(6\sqrt{2}\)

Your solution is flawless otherwise.
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