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Subdivided parallelogram (Posted on 2019-03-04) Difficulty: 2 of 5
Let ABCD be a parallelogram. Draw QN parallel to AB with Q lying on AD and N lying on BC. Draw another line MS parallel to AD with M lying on AB and S lying on QN. Draw yet another line PT parallel to AD with P lying on CD and T lying on QN.

The area of AMSQ, BNSM, CPTN and DQTP are respectively 12, 36, 48, and 24. What is the area of quadrilateral BSDT?

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re: step 2 - an answer | Comment 4 of 6 |
(In reply to step 2 - an answer by Steven Lord)

I began also with a 10*12 rectangle, but seeing that some segments were fractions I change to a 8*15. 

There all rectangles are defined by integers -all the areas are multiple of 4 and 3- so that no formulas are needed. 

  Posted by armando on 2019-03-06 02:17:02
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