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February 7, 2020

2D Geometry AMC 8, 2019 Problem 2

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What are we learning ?

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Competency in Focus: 2D Geometry (Area of Rectangle)

This problem from American Mathematics contest (AMC 8, 2019) is based on calculation of area of  Rectangle .

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First look at the knowledge graph

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Next understand the problem

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version="4.2.2" text_font="Raleway||||||||" text_font_size="20px" text_letter_spacing="1px" text_line_height="1.5em" background_color="#f4f4f4" custom_margin="10px||10px" custom_padding="10px|20px|10px|20px" box_shadow_style="preset2"]Three identical rectangles are put together to form rectangle $ABCD$, as shown in the figure below. Given that the length of the shorter side of each of the smaller rectangles is 5 feet, what is the area in square feet of rectangle $ABCD$?  [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version="4.0"][et_pb_column type="4_4" _builder_version="3.25" custom_padding="|||" custom_padding__hover="|||"][et_pb_accordion open_toggle_text_color="#0c71c3" _builder_version="4.2.2" toggle_font="||||||||" body_font="Raleway||||||||" text_orientation="center" custom_margin="10px||10px" hover_enabled="0"][et_pb_accordion_item title="Source of the problem" _builder_version="4.2.2" open="off"]American Mathematical Contest 2019, AMC 8  Problem 2[/et_pb_accordion_item][et_pb_accordion_item title="Key Competency" open="on" _builder_version="4.2.2"]

2D Geometry (Area of Rectangle)

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Start with hints 

[/et_pb_text][et_pb_tabs _builder_version="4.2.2"][et_pb_tab title="HINT 0" _builder_version="4.0.9"]Do you really need a hint? Try it first![/et_pb_tab][et_pb_tab title="HINT 1" _builder_version="4.2.2"]The length of the smaller side of each rectangle is given 5 feet. So using the diagram we can find  that the larger side of the small rectangle is 2 times the length of the smaller side.[/et_pb_tab][et_pb_tab title="HINT 2" _builder_version="4.2.2"]So find the longer side which is 5*2 = 10 feet.[/et_pb_tab][et_pb_tab title="HINT 3" _builder_version="4.2.2"] the area of the identical rectangles is 5*10 = 50 square feet[/et_pb_tab][et_pb_tab title="HINT 4" _builder_version="4.2.2"]  Thus at end we have 3 identical rectangles formed a bigger rectangle......Try to solve ...   50*3 = 150 square feet [/et_pb_tab][/et_pb_tabs][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fb_built="1" fullwidth="on" _builder_version="4.2.2" global_module="50833"][et_pb_fullwidth_header title="AMC - AIME Program" button_one_text="Learn More" button_one_url="https://www.cheenta.com/amc-aime-usamo-math-olympiad-program/" header_image_url="https://www.cheenta.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/matholympiad.png" _builder_version="4.2.2" title_level="h2" background_color="#00457a" custom_button_one="on" button_one_text_color="#44580e" button_one_bg_color="#ffffff" button_one_border_color="#ffffff" button_one_border_radius="5px"]

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