# Problem #2159

 2159 Equilateral $\triangle ABC$ has side length $2$, $M$ is the midpoint of $\overline{AC}$, and $C$ is the midpoint of $\overline{BD}$. What is the area of $\triangle CDM$? $[asy]defaultpen(linewidth(.8pt)+fontsize(8pt)); pair B = (0,0); pair A = 2*dir(60); pair C = (2,0); pair D = (4,0); pair M = midpoint(A--C); label("A",A,NW);label("B",B,SW);label("C",C, SE);label("M",M,NE);label("D",D,SE); draw(A--B--C--cycle); draw(C--D--M--cycle);[/asy]$$\textrm{(A)}\ \frac {\sqrt {2}}{2}\qquad \textrm{(B)}\ \frac {3}{4}\qquad \textrm{(C)}\ \frac {\sqrt {3}}{2}\qquad \textrm{(D)}\ 1\qquad \textrm{(E)}\ \sqrt {2}$ This problem is copyrighted by the American Mathematics Competitions.
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