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What is the area of the triangle ABC?

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What is the area of the triangle ABC?

(A) 15
(B) $$15\sqrt{3}$$
(C) $$5\sqrt{119}/2$$
(D) 32.5
(E) 36

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Let AH be the height of the triangle with $$\angle$$ AHB. $$90^{\circ}$$

Therefore, since $$\angle$$ ABC is $$60^{\circ}$$ $$\angle$$ HAB is $$30^{\circ}$$ and AH is half of AB
$$AH = \frac{12}{2} = 6$$

In triangle AHB, from Pythagorean theorem:
$$AB^2= AH^2+BH^2$$;
$$12^2=6^2+BH^2; 144=36 + BH^2; BH=\sqrt{108}=6\sqrt{3}$$

Since we have the height and the lenght of CB, the area of the triangle is:

$$S=\frac{a*h_a}{2} = (5*6\sqrt{3})/2 = 15\sqrt{3}$$

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