Problem #1462

 1462 A ship sails $10$ miles in a straight line from $A$ to $B$, turns through an angle between $45^{\circ}$ and $60^{\circ}$, and then sails another $20$ miles to $C$. Let $AC$ be measured in miles. Which of the following intervals contains $AC^2$? $[asy] unitsize(2mm); defaultpen(linewidth(.8pt)+fontsize(10pt)); dotfactor=4; pair B=(0,0), A=(-10,0), C=20*dir(50); draw(A--B--C); draw(A--C,linetype("4 4")); dot(A); dot(B); dot(C); label("10",midpoint(A--B),S); label("20",midpoint(B--C),SE); label("A",A,SW); label("B",B,SE); label("C",C,NE); [/asy]$ $\textbf{(A)}\ [400,500] \qquad \textbf{(B)}\ [500,600] \qquad \textbf{(C)}\ [600,700] \qquad \textbf{(D)}\ [700,800]$ $\textbf{(E)}\ [800,900]$ This problem is copyrighted by the American Mathematics Competitions.
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