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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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As we do not know the slope of BC or DE, the area can not be determined.
Answer is E
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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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