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# In the figure above, PQRS is a parallelogram, and P and Q are the midp

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In the figure above, PQRS is a parallelogram, and P and Q are the midpoints of adjacent sides of the square as shown. If the area of the shaded region is 2, then the perimeter of PQRS is

(A) 4 + 4√2
(B) 2 + 4√2
(C) 4 + 2√2
(D) 4
(E) 16

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27 Sep 2017, 01:39
Bunuel wrote:

In the figure above, PQRS is a parallelogram, and P and Q are the midpoints of adjacent sides of the square as shown. If the area of the shaded region is 2, then the perimeter of PQRS is

(A) 4 + 4√2
(B) 2 + 4√2
(C) 4 + 2√2
(D) 4
(E) 16

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2017-09-27_1015.png

Let the side of the square be $$2x$$,
Area of the shaded region will be $$= \frac{1}{2}*x*x=2$$
or $$x=2$$

Hence $$PQ=SR=\sqrt{2^2+2^2}$$ $$= 2\sqrt{2}$$

$$PS=QR=x=2$$

so perimeter of PQRS $$= 2*2\sqrt{2}+2*2 = 4+4\sqrt{2}$$

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Re: In the figure above, PQRS is a parallelogram, and P and Q are the midp [#permalink]

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01 Oct 2017, 12:14
Bunuel wrote:

In the figure above, PQRS is a parallelogram, and P and Q are the midpoints of adjacent sides of the square as shown. If the area of the shaded region is 2, then the perimeter of PQRS is

(A) 4 + 4√2
(B) 2 + 4√2
(C) 4 + 2√2
(D) 4
(E) 16

Attachment:
2017-09-27_1015.png

We see that the shaded region is an isosceles right triangle. Since the area of the shaded region is 2, and if we let s = a leg of the isosceles triangle, we have:

s^2/2 = 2

s^2 = 4

s = 2

We see that a leg of the shaded region (the isosceles right triangle) is 2; thus, the hypotenuse of the shaded region, PQ, is 2√2. Since QR and PS are each equal to the length of a leg of the shaded region, QR = PS = 2. Since RS = QP, RS = 2√2.

So, the perimeter of parallelogram PQRS is 2(2) + 2(2√2) = 4 + 4√2.

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