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Now since AD is parallel to BC so AD=12 and since E is mid point so AE=6

Now Area of AEC=1/2*base*height =1/2*6*8=24

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24 may not be the answer

a rectangle can be bisected by the diagonal to form two right angle triangle of equal area, if AC bisects the rectangle , then area of ABC is 24 and Area of ACD is 24 ( sums to 48). AE is a midpoint of AD which means base of triangle ACD is halfed and hence area is halfed.

Now since AD is parallel to BC so AD=12 and since E is mid point so AE=6

Now Area of AEC=1/2*base*height =1/2*6*8=24

Hi

24 may not be the answer

a rectangle can be bisected by the diagonal to form two right angle triangle of equal area, if AC bisects the rectangle , then area of ABC is 24 and Area of ACD is 24 ( sums to 48). AE is a midpoint of AD which means base of triangle ACD is halfed and hence area is halfed.