# Problem #1070

 1070 In rectangle $ABCD, AB=5$ and $BC=3$. Points $F$ and $G$ are on $\overline{CD}$ so that $DF=1$ and $GC=2$. Lines $AF$ and $BG$ intersect at $E$. Find the area of $\triangle AEB$. $[asy] unitsize(6mm); defaultpen(linewidth(.8pt)+fontsize(8pt)); pair A=(0,0), B=(5,0), C=(5,3), D=(0,3), F=(1,3), G=(3,3); pair E=extension(A,F,B,G); draw(A--B--C--D--A--E--B); label("A",A,SW); label("B",B,SE); label("C",C,NE); label("D",D,NW); label("E",E,N); label("F",F,SE); label("G",G,SW); label("B",B,SE); label("1",midpoint(D--F),N); label("2",midpoint(G--C),N); label("3",midpoint(B--C),E); label("3",midpoint(A--D),W); label("5",midpoint(A--B),S); [/asy]$ $\textbf{(A) } 10 \qquad\textbf{(B) } \frac{21}{2} \qquad\textbf{(C) } 12 \qquad\textbf{(D) } \frac{25}{2} \qquad\textbf{(E) } 15$ This problem is copyrighted by the American Mathematics Competitions.
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