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In a rectangle ABCD , point E is on side CD. The area of triangle ADE is one-fifth of the area of quadrilateral ABCE. What is the ratio of the length of segment DE to the length of segment DC? Express your answer as a common fraction.

 Sep 9, 2020
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DE:DC = 2/5.

 Sep 9, 2020
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In a rectangle ABCD, point E is on side CD. The area of triangle ADE is one-fifth of the area of quadrilateral ABCE. What is the ratio of the length of segment DE to the length of segment DC? Express your answer as a common fraction.

 

The ratio of DE to CD is 1/3  smiley

 

 Sep 10, 2020

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