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# In the figure above, BC and DE are parallel, and CD and AE are paralle

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In the figure above, BC and DE are parallel, and CD and AE are parallel. If AE, AB and CD are 12, 9 and 6 respectively, what is the area of the figure?

(A) 51
(B) 54
(C) 78
(D) 108
(E) cannot be determined

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09 Nov 2017, 23:42
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Following to the reasoning in the attachment, answer should be A.
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10 Nov 2017, 08:33
As we do not know the slope of BC or DE, the area can not be determined.
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11 Nov 2017, 03:21
Bunuel wrote:

In the figure above, BC and DE are parallel, and CD and AE are parallel. If AE, AB and CD are 12, 9 and 6 respectively, what is the area of the figure?

(A) 51
(B) 54
(C) 78
(D) 108
(E) cannot be determined

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Hi All,

attached my approach. Any quick approach for this question??
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Re: In the figure above, BC and DE are parallel, and CD and AE are paralle &nbs [#permalink] 11 Nov 2017, 03:21
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