a || b
Construct a 4 angled figure ( could be Square, trapezoid, deltoid or whatever ) whose Surface will be equal to the surface of the pentagon.
Smart move.
But I how do we prove that the surface of rectangle EQE1 = the Surface of the Rectangle QDC
Ok maybe I am too stupid to understand this but as far as I know we need 3 elements in common for 2 Triangles to be equal as u stated ( Triangle ECD = Triangle ECD` ), as far as I can see those 2 triangles have only one thing in common and that is EC base.
The way question is worded does not prevent using an isoscelesCode:E E F D A D A C B C B
triangle on top of a square, then made into a rectangle.
EXAMPLE:
Square ABCD sides = 6, AE = DE = 5 ; so area ABCDE = 36 + 12 = 48.
Rectangle becomes a 8 by 6 (ADEF being 6 by 2), so area 48.