Problem #1484


Trapezoid $ABCD$ has $AD||BC$, $BD = 1$, $\angle DBA = 23^{\circ}$, and $\angle BDC = 46^{\circ}$. The ratio $BC: AD$ is $9: 5$. What is $CD$?

$\textbf{(A)}\ \frac {7}{9}\qquad \textbf{(B)}\ \frac {4}{5}\qquad \textbf{(C)}\ \frac {13}{15} \qquad \textbf{(D)}\ \frac {8}{9}\qquad \textbf{(E)}\ \frac {14}{15}$

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  • Reduce fractions to lowest terms and enter in the form 7/9.
  • Numbers involving pi should be written as 7pi or 7pi/3 as appropriate.
  • Square roots should be written as sqrt(3), 5sqrt(5), sqrt(3)/2, or 7sqrt(2)/3 as appropriate.
  • Exponents should be entered in the form 10^10.
  • If the problem is multiple choice, enter the appropriate (capital) letter.
  • Enter points with parentheses, like so: (4,5)
  • Complex numbers should be entered in rectangular form unless otherwise specified, like so: 3+4i. If there is no real component, enter only the imaginary component (i.e. 2i, NOT 0+2i).

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