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?

Guest Jul 20, 2021

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This is very simple...

Let triangle ABC be the right triangle with angle A = 90 degrees.

[AXY] = 1/2(AX * AY) = 16

[ABC] = 1/2(AB * AC) = 35

**[AXY] / [ABC] = 16 / 35 **

civonamzuk Jul 21, 2021