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Another triangle in a square problem (Posted on 2023-03-29) Difficulty: 3 of 5
ABCD is a square with point E inside the square.
Line segments AE, BE, and DE are drawn.
The length of AE is 8 and angle AEB is a right angle.

What is the area of triangle AED?

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Solution Simple trig solution | Comment 2 of 4 |
Let x be the side length of the square.

Cofunctions of complementary angles are equal so

Area ΔAED = 1/2*8*x*sin(DAE) = 1/2*8*x*8/x = 32

  Posted by Jer on 2023-03-29 14:33:56
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