In the figure below, isosceles triangle ABC with base AB has altitude CH = 24 cm, DE = GF, HF = 12 cm, and FB = 6 cm. find area of CDEFG

tayIorswift13 Apr 21, 2021

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By AA similarity, △GFB is similar to △CHB, just as you said

This means we can make the following equation:

GF / FB = CH / HB

Now we can substitute 6 for FB, 24 for CH, and 18 for HB

GF / 6 = 24 / 18

Multiply both sides of the equation by 6

GF = (24 / 18) * 6

Simplify the right side of the equation

GF = 8

Now we can find the area of △GFB

area of △GFB = (1/2) * FB * GF = (1/2) * 6 * 8 = 24

We can see that because the left side of the big triangle is symmetrical to the right side, △GFB is congruent to △DEA. (We can also say that since m∠GBF = m∠DAE, m∠GFB = m∠DEA, and DE = GF, by AAS, △GFB ≅ △DEA)

This means the area of △DEA is also 24 sq cm

Now we can find the area of △ABC.

area of △ABC = (1/2) * AB * CH = (1/2) * (2 * 18) * (24) = 432

Now we can find the area of CDEFG.

area of CDEFG = area of △ABC - area of △GFB - area of △DEA

area of CDEFG = 432 - 24 - 24

area of CDEFG = 384 (and that is in sq cm)

hectictar Apr 21, 2021

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So CHB = CHA (triangles are similar)

So we can just find FHCG and multiply by 2.

CHB = 24*12/2 = 144

GFB/CHB = 6/24

So CHFG = 108

108*2 = 216

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catmg Apr 21, 2021

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catmg
Apr 21, 2021

#2**+3 **

Best Answer

By AA similarity, △GFB is similar to △CHB, just as you said

This means we can make the following equation:

GF / FB = CH / HB

Now we can substitute 6 for FB, 24 for CH, and 18 for HB

GF / 6 = 24 / 18

Multiply both sides of the equation by 6

GF = (24 / 18) * 6

Simplify the right side of the equation

GF = 8

Now we can find the area of △GFB

area of △GFB = (1/2) * FB * GF = (1/2) * 6 * 8 = 24

We can see that because the left side of the big triangle is symmetrical to the right side, △GFB is congruent to △DEA. (We can also say that since m∠GBF = m∠DAE, m∠GFB = m∠DEA, and DE = GF, by AAS, △GFB ≅ △DEA)

This means the area of △DEA is also 24 sq cm

Now we can find the area of △ABC.

area of △ABC = (1/2) * AB * CH = (1/2) * (2 * 18) * (24) = 432

Now we can find the area of CDEFG.

area of CDEFG = area of △ABC - area of △GFB - area of △DEA

area of CDEFG = 432 - 24 - 24

area of CDEFG = 384 (and that is in sq cm)

hectictar Apr 21, 2021