The Problem: A rectangular piece of paper, ABCD, is folded so that point B lies on point D. It is then unfolded to show the crease XY. If AX = 6 and XB = 10, find the length of the crease XY.

10 X 6

B________________________ A

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C Y D

I realize that both AB and CD are 16 across. I've tried turning parts of this rectangel into a triangle. But that didn't yield results, as I couldn't determine the new figure's length. The closest I got to a lead was My thought of drawing a line from Y to A. That would give me a triangle with a base of 6, but no angles, so no way to determine XY.