# Geometry Puzzle – Challenge 59

Math puzzles like this one increase your logical and critical thinking skills. Let's tease your brain with another math challenge!

## Challenge:

In the figure above, ABCD is a parallelogram and point E is the midpoint of CD. What is the ratio of the area of triangle ADE to parallelogram ABCD?

**A-** 1 : 2

**B-** 1 : 3

**C-** 1 : 4

**D-** 1 : 6

**E-** it cannot be determined

### The Absolute Best Book to Challenge Your Smart Student!

The correct answer is C.

AD divides the parallelogram in half. AE divides the half parallelogram into half again. Because the heights of triangles ACE and ADE are equal and their bases are equal.

Triangle ADE is, therefore, one fourth of the parallelogram. And the ratio is 1 : 4

The Best Books to Ace AlgebraOriginal price was: $29.99.$14.99Current price is: $14.99.Original price was: $29.99.$14.99Current price is: $14.99.Satisfied 1 StudentsOriginal price was: $24.99.$14.99Current price is: $14.99.Satisfied 92 StudentsOriginal price was: $24.99.$15.99Current price is: $15.99.Satisfied 125 Students

## Related to This Article

### More math articles

- Using Number Line to Graph Percentages
- How to Discovering Patterns: Using Graphs to Find Rules
- What is the Best Algebra Book in the World?
- Why Math is a Difficult Subject?
- 6th Grade SBAC Math Practice Test Questions
- 10 Most Common 8th Grade MEAP Math Questions
- Overview of the TSI Mathematics Test
- Line Segments
- Top 10 Tips You MUST Know to Retake the ACCUPLACER Math
- How to Use Derivation of the Law of Cosines

## What people say about "Geometry Puzzle – Challenge 59 - Effortless Math: We Help Students Learn to LOVE Mathematics"?

No one replied yet.