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In the figure above, what is the area of triangular region BCD ?

(A) \(4\sqrt{2}\)
(B) 8
(C) \(8\sqrt{2}\)
(D) 16
(E) \(16\sqrt{2}\)

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In the figure above, what is the area of triangular region BCD ?

(A) \(4\sqrt{2}\)
(B) 8
(C) \(8\sqrt{2}\)
(D) 16
(E) \(16\sqrt{2}\)

Using Pythagorean theorem \(BD=\sqrt{4^2+4^2}=4\sqrt{2}\).

The area of triangle BCD = \(\frac{1}{2}*BD*BC=\frac{1}{2}*4\sqrt{2}*4=8\sqrt{2}\).

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In the figure above, what is the area of triangular region BCD ?

(A) \(4\sqrt{2}\)
(B) 8
(C) \(8\sqrt{2}\)
(D) 16
(E) \(16\sqrt{2}\)



Sol: In the given question Triangle ABD is isosele with sides AB=AD=4 and therefore BD=4\(\sqrt{2}\)

Area of triangle BCD is 1/2*4*4\(\sqrt{2}\)

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BD will be 4square root 2. (that will be base) * 4/2=8 square root 2.
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First we calculate BD by Hypotenuse Theorem:
BD=\sqrt{4^2+4^2}=4\sqrt{2}

Area BCD=1/2 * 4\sqrt{2} * 4= 8\sqrt{2}

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This question has already been answered, but I just needed clarification on how \sqrt{4^2 + 4^2} = 4\sqrt{2}?


(A) 4√2
(B) 8
(C) 8√2
(D) 16
(E) 16√2


\(\sqrt{4^2 + 4^2}\)

Taking \(4^2\) common, we get;

\(\sqrt{4^2(1+1)}\)

\(\sqrt{4^2(2)}\) ------------ (\(\sqrt{4^2} = 4\))

\(4\sqrt{2}\)

Answer (A)...

Hope its clear now.

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In the figure above, what is the area of triangular region BCD ?

(A) \(4\sqrt{2}\)
(B) 8
(C) \(8\sqrt{2}\)
(D) 16
(E)\(16\sqrt{2}\)

The area of right triangle BCD is \(\frac{1}{2}b*h\), where b = BC = 4, and h is BD because height must be perpendicular to base. Angle DBC of 90° indicates exactly that.To find length of BD, the hypotenuse of triangle ABD ...

Triangle ABD is an isosceles right triangle having sides in the ratio \(x : x : x\sqrt{2}\).

So to find BD, simply multiply 4 by \(\sqrt{2}\) = \(4\sqrt{2}\).

\((\frac{1}{2})\)\((4)\)\((4\sqrt{2})\)
= \(8\sqrt{2}\)

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Can we not consider AD = 4 as the height of the triangle BCD?

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