In triangle $ABC$, point $D$ is on side $\overline{AC}$ such that line segment $\overline{BD}$ bisects $\angle ABC$. If $\angle A = 45^\circ$, $\angle C = 45^\circ$, and $AC = 12$, then find the area of triangle $ABD$.

AnswerscorrectIy Jul 14, 2024

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Let's make some observations about the problem.

First, let's note that triangle ABC is a 45-45-90 triangle,

This means that we have the equation \(AB = BC = 12/\sqrt 2 = 6\sqrt 2 \)

Also, we have the relation of

\(AD = AD \\ BD = BD \\ AB = BC\)

Through these equation, we can determine that triangle ABD and triangle CBD are congruent triangles.

Because of this note, we can write the equation

\( [ ABD ] = (1/2) [ABC] = (1/2) ( 1/2) ( 6\sqrt 2)^2 = (1/4) (72) = 18\)

So 18 is our final answer.

Thanks! :)

NotThatSmart Jul 15, 2024