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In the diagram above, BD = 8, AB = 6, and ED = 5. What is the length
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Given: BD = 8, AB = 6, and ED = 5 Using Pythagoras theorem ==> AD = 10 AE = AD  ED = 5 , Answer C
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Bunuel wrote: Tough and Tricky questions: Geometry. In the diagram above, BD = 8, AB = 6, and ED = 5. What is the length of AE? (Note: Figure not drawn to scale.) A. 3 B. 4 C. 5 D. 7 E. 10 Kudos for a correct solution.Attachment: rectangle_triangle.gif AD^2 = AB^2 + BD^2 = 100 => AD = 10 AE = ADED = 5 ANS C
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Answer = C. 5 Attachment:
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Let the required length AE = "a" \((a+5)^2 = 8^2 + 6^2\) a+5 = 10 a = 5
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24 Dec 2014, 04:50
There are two ways to solve this question. 1 We can similar Triangles AEF n CED. And hence AF=CD. Now both the triangles are similar. BD/DC=AB/EG=AD/ED results to AD=10. AE=105=5.
2. The easiest way just use Pythagorean theorem n U'll get AD=10, AE=105=5.
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25 Dec 2014, 04:43
length of Ad= 10 using pytho. Theorem. Note a pythogerian triple is 3,4,5. This triplet multiplied by 2 is 6,8,10. Hence Ad is 10.
Thus AE=105(ED)= 5. Answer is C.



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Bunuel wrote: Tough and Tricky questions: Geometry. In the diagram above, BD = 8, AB = 6, and ED = 5. What is the length of AE? (Note: Figure not drawn to scale.) A. 3 B. 4 C. 5 D. 7 E. 10 Kudos for a correct solution.Attachment: rectangle_triangle.gif OFFICIAL SOLUTION:We are given that BD = 8, AB = 6, and ED = 5. Let's break this problem down into a few steps. 1) Since triangle ABD is a right triangle where lengths of the two shorter sides are in the ratio of 4 to 3, the triangle must be a 345 right triangle (a common righttriangle type). 2) We can find the length of AD. AB = 3 × 2 = 6 BD = 4 × 2 = 8 Therefore, AD = 5 × 2 = 10. 3) Since AE + ED = AD, AE + 5 = 10 4) AE must equal 5. The correct answer is choice (C).
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