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# In the gure above, triangle PQO is an isosceles triangle with sides of

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In the gure above, triangle PQO is an isosceles triangle with sides of lengths 5, 5, and 6. What is the area of rectangle MNOP?

A. 12
B. 18
C. 24
D. 30
E. 36

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10 Jan 2019, 03:11
My answer is C ie 24.

The Altitude of Isosceles triangle is \sqrt{(L^2)-((b/2)^2)}

hence altitude= \sqrt{25-9}= \sqrt{16}= 4

Hence area of rectangle = 6*4= 24
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10 Jan 2019, 06:57

Solution

Given:
PQO is an isosceles triangle
• PQ = 5
• QO = 5
• OP = 6

To find:
• Area of rectangle MNOP

Approach and Working:
Let h be the height of the triangle = width of the rectangle
• $$h^2 + (\frac{6}{2})^2 = 5^2$$
• $$h^2 = 25 – 9 = 16$$
• Thus, h = 4

Therefore, area of rectangle = OP * h = 6 * 4 = 24

Hence, the correct answer is Option C

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Bunuel wrote:

In the gure above, triangle PQO is an isosceles triangle with sides of lengths 5, 5, and 6. What is the area of rectangle MNOP?

A. 12
B. 18
C. 24
D. 30
E. 36

Attachment:
2019-01-10_1400.png

triangle 3:4:5
altitude is 4
which is width
so 4*6 = 24 IMO C
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