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<math>\textbf{(A) } 20 \qquad\textbf{(B) } 20.5 \qquad\textbf{(C) } 21 \qquad\textbf{(D) } 21.5 \qquad\textbf{(E) } 22 </math> | <math>\textbf{(A) } 20 \qquad\textbf{(B) } 20.5 \qquad\textbf{(C) } 21 \qquad\textbf{(D) } 21.5 \qquad\textbf{(E) } 22 </math> | ||
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If you divide the television screen into two right triangles, the legs are in the ratio of <math>4 : 3</math>, and we can let one leg be <math>4x</math> and the other be <math>3x</math>. Then we can use the Pythagorean Theorem. | If you divide the television screen into two right triangles, the legs are in the ratio of <math>4 : 3</math>, and we can let one leg be <math>4x</math> and the other be <math>3x</math>. Then we can use the Pythagorean Theorem. | ||
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The horizontal length is <math>5.4\times4=21.6</math>, which is closest to <math>\boxed{\textbf{(D) \ } 21.5}</math>. | The horizontal length is <math>5.4\times4=21.6</math>, which is closest to <math>\boxed{\textbf{(D) \ } 21.5}</math>. | ||
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+ | One can realize that the diagonal, vertical, and horizontal lengths all make up a <math>3,4,5</math> triangle. Therefore, the horizontal length, being the <math>4</math> in the <math>4 : 3</math> ratio, is simply <math>\frac{4}{5}</math> times the hypotenuse. <math>\frac{4}{5}\cdot27=21.6 \approx \boxed{\textbf{(D) } 21.5}</math>. | ||
==See Also== | ==See Also== |
Revision as of 14:28, 14 May 2018
- The following problem is from both the 2003 AMC 12B #5 and 2003 AMC 10B #6, so both problems redirect to this page.
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Problem
Many television screens are rectangles that are measured by the length of their diagonals. The ratio of the horizontal length to the height in a standard television screen is . The horizontal length of a "-inch" television screen is closest, in inches, to which of the following?
Solution 1
If you divide the television screen into two right triangles, the legs are in the ratio of , and we can let one leg be and the other be . Then we can use the Pythagorean Theorem.
The horizontal length is , which is closest to .
Solution 2
One can realize that the diagonal, vertical, and horizontal lengths all make up a triangle. Therefore, the horizontal length, being the in the ratio, is simply times the hypotenuse. .
See Also
2003 AMC 12B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | |
Preceded by Problem 4 |
Followed by Problem 6 |
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All AMC 12 Problems and Solutions |
2003 AMC 10B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
Preceded by Problem 5 |
Followed by Problem 7 | |
1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • 18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • 24 • 25 | ||
All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions |
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