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In a rectangular coordinate plane, points A(3,4), B(6,5), C(4,3) and D(2,2) are joined to form a quadrilateral. What is the area, in square units, of quadrilateral ABCD? A. 35 B. 37.5 C. 45 D. 52.5 E. 60
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Given data x1=3,y1=4 x2=6,y2=5 x3=4,y3=3 x4=2,y4=2 Given the vertices of the quadrilateral Area = \(\frac{1}{2} * (x1y2  y1x2) + (x2y3  y2x3) + (x3y4  y3x4) + (x4y1  y4x1) \)
Substituting these values, Area = \(\frac{1}{2} *  38 39 14 14\) = \(\frac{1}{2} *  105\) = 52.5(since absolute value of 105 is 105) (Option D)
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pushpitkc wrote: Given data x1=3,y1=4 x2=6,y2=5 x3=4,y3=3 x4=2,y4=2
Given the vertices of the quadrilateral Area = \(\frac{1}{2} * (x1y2  y1x2) + (x2y3  y2x3) + (x3y4  y3x4) + (x4y1  y4x1) \) Substiuting these values,
Area = \(\frac{1}{2} *  38 39 14 14\) = \(\frac{1}{2} *  105\) = 52.5(since absolute value of 105 is 105) (Option D) Formulas are a big NO NO for GMAT.pushpitkc can you please suggest some other method to do this question?



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GMATAspirer09Well for co=ordinate geometry questions where we have to find area, its better to divide the quadrilateral in rectangles/triangles and find total area. But in some cases when they are not straight forward and you know the area formula its better to go with formula instead of trying to divide figure in different parts. In given figure, it's hard to divide quadrilateral internally. In this case we can surround it with a rectangle and subtract the extra part area from total rectangle area. Please find attached figure for details solution. Here we have surrounded quadrilateral ABCD externally by rectangle PQRS. Found total area of PQRS. And subtracted the area of triangles( AQR, CSR, XDC and YDA) and square (PYXD)for formed outside it. Answer: D
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pushpitkc wrote: Given data x1=3,y1=4 x2=6,y2=5 x3=4,y3=3 x4=2,y4=2
Given the vertices of the quadrilateral Area = \(\frac{1}{2} * (x1y2  y1x2) + (x2y3  y2x3) + (x3y4  y3x4) + (x4y1  y4x1) \) Substiuting these values,
Area = \(\frac{1}{2} *  38 39 14 14\) = \(\frac{1}{2} *  105\) = 52.5(since absolute value of 105 is 105) (Option D) Hi pushpitkccan you please elaborate on the what principle you have used to solve this question, I havent come across the formula used by you



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Nikkb wrote: GMATAspirer09Well for co=ordinate geometry questions where we have to find area, its better to divide the quadrilateral in rectangles/triangles and find total area. But in some cases when they are not straight forward and you know the area formula its better to go with formula instead of trying to divide figure in different parts. In given figure, it's hard to divide quadrilateral internally. In this case we can surround it with a rectangle and subtract the extra part area from total rectangle area. Please find attached figure for details solution. Here we have surrounded quadrilateral ABCD externally by rectangle PQRS. Found total area of PQRS. And subtracted the area of triangles( AQR, CSR, XDC and YDA) and square (PYXD)for formed outside it. Answer: DPS: Took help from someone to solve it but not sure of his gmatclub id to tag. +1 kudos if you like the solution. hi, my solution is exact xerox copy of yours, kudos to you!! Thanks pushpitkc for formula, saves lot of time.



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hellosanthosh2k2 wrote: Nikkb wrote: GMATAspirer09Well for co=ordinate geometry questions where we have to find area, its better to divide the quadrilateral in rectangles/triangles and find total area. But in some cases when they are not straight forward and you know the area formula its better to go with formula instead of trying to divide figure in different parts. In given figure, it's hard to divide quadrilateral internally. In this case we can surround it with a rectangle and subtract the extra part area from total rectangle area. Please find attached figure for details solution. Here we have surrounded quadrilateral ABCD externally by rectangle PQRS. Found total area of PQRS. And subtracted the area of triangles( AQR, CSR, XDC and YDA) and square (PYXD)for formed outside it. Answer: DPS: Took help from someone to solve it but not sure of his gmatclub id to tag. +1 kudos if you like the solution. hi, my solution is exact xerox copy of yours, kudos to you!! Thanks pushpitkc for formula, saves lot of time. Thanks for the diagram  any way to do this in under 3mins? I see avg time of 17 mins..



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pushpitkc wrote: Given data x1=3,y1=4 x2=6,y2=5 x3=4,y3=3 x4=2,y4=2
Given the vertices of the quadrilateral Area = \(\frac{1}{2} * (x1y2  y1x2) + (x2y3  y2x3) + (x3y4  y3x4) + (x4y1  y4x1) \)
Substituting these values,
Area = \(\frac{1}{2} *  38 39 14 14\) = \(\frac{1}{2} *  105\) = 52.5(since absolute value of 105 is 105) (Option D) Did some googling, and found out that the name of the formula used was the "shoelace formula". Basically, its a formula that allows you to calculate the area of a quadrilateral if you have all the vertices. An easier version to remember of this formula would be Area = \(\frac{1}{2} * x1y2 + x2y3 + x3y4 + x4y1  y1x2  y2x3  y3x4  y4x1 \)



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Thanks for helping people with the name, blazeowlssI had studied it in school and didn't really remember the name
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(d1xd2)/2 d1 is diagonal AC d2 is diagonal BD
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niteshwaghray wrote: In a rectangular coordinate plane, points A(3,4), B(6,5), C(4,3) and D(2,2) are joined to form a quadrilateral. What is the area, in square units, of quadrilateral ABCD?
A. 35 B. 37.5 C. 45 D. 52.5 E. 60 The Area of Triangle with \(A(x1,y1) B(x2,y2) C(x3,y3)\) = \(\frac{1}{2}x1(y2y3)+x2(y3y1)+x3(y1y2)\). Now, Divide the Quadrilateral in two triangles and find the area using the formula. Hence, D.
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