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Points X and Y lie on sides AB and AC respectively of triangle ABC. If AB=7, AC=10, AX=4 and AY=8, what is the ratio of the area of triangle AXY to the area of triangle ABC?

 May 12, 2021
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Points X and Y lie on sides AB and AC respectively of triangle ABC. If AB=7, AC=10, AX=4, and AY=8, what is the ratio of the area of triangle AXY to the area of triangle ABC?

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[ABC] = 1/2(7 * 10)

 

[AXY] = 1/2(4 * 8)

 

[AXY] / [ABC] = 16 / 35 

 

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 May 13, 2021

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