Problem #2228


Segment $BD$ and $AE$ intersect at $C$, as shown, $AB=BC=CD=CE$, and $\angle A = \frac 52 \angle B$. What is the degree measure of $\angle D$?

[asy] unitsize(2cm); defaultpen(linewidth(.8pt)+fontsize(8pt)); dotfactor=4;  pair C=(0,0), Ep=dir(35), D=dir(-35), B=dir(145); pair A=intersectionpoints(Circle(B,1),C--(-1*Ep))[0]; pair[] ds={A,B,C,D,Ep};  dot(ds); draw(A--Ep--D--B--cycle);  label("$A$",A,SW); label("$B$",B,NW); label("$C$",C,N); label("$E$",Ep,E); label("$D$",D,E); [/asy]

$\text{(A) } 52.5 \qquad \text{(B) } 55 \qquad \text{(C) } 57.7 \qquad \text{(D) } 60 \qquad \text{(E) } 62.5$

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