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Ted with his friend Ned, was watching Mission Impossible. It was the climax scene, Ethan Grunt jumping from a helicopter during night. With the help of his gadgets, he got a blue print of a parallelogram shaped land he was about to land on and its measurements. Find the area of the place he can land to cheat death one more time by not falling in the rectangular killer swamp!


  1. 1200


Solution

The correct option is A 1200

Ethan can land on the area other than swampy area. And the total area is area of parallelogram from which we have to subtract the area of swampy area.

We know that one of the sides of the swampy area is 40 m. We have find the other side in order to find the area of the swamp.

AD = BC = 50 m [Opposite sides of a parallelogram]

Using Pythagoras Theorem,

AD2=FD2+AF2

2500 = 1600 + AF2

AF2 = 900

AF = 30 m

So, the other side of the swamp = BF = AB – FB = 70 m – 30 m = 40 m

This means FBED is a square.

So, the area Ethan can land = Area of parallelogram – Area of the square

= (70 × 40) – (40 × 40)

= (2800 – 1600) m2

= 1200 m2

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