# Problem #2219

 2219 A rectangular yard contains two flower beds in the shape of congruent isosceles right triangles. The remainder of the yard has a trapezoidal shape, as shown. The parallel sides of the trapezoid have lengths $15$ and $25$ meters. What fraction of the yard is occupied by the flower beds? $[asy] unitsize(2mm); defaultpen(linewidth(.8pt)); fill((0,0)--(0,5)--(5,5)--cycle,gray); fill((25,0)--(25,5)--(20,5)--cycle,gray); draw((0,0)--(0,5)--(25,5)--(25,0)--cycle); draw((0,0)--(5,5)); draw((20,5)--(25,0)); [/asy]$$\textbf{(A)}\ \frac18\qquad \textbf{(B)}\ \frac16\qquad \textbf{(C)}\ \frac15\qquad \textbf{(D)}\ \frac14\qquad \textbf{(E)}\ \frac13$ This problem is copyrighted by the American Mathematics Competitions.
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