Problem #2284


Triangle $ABC$ is equilateral with $AB=1$. Points $E$ and $G$ are on $\overline{AC}$ and points $D$ and $F$ are on $\overline{AB}$ such that both $\overline{DE}$ and $\overline{FG}$ are parallel to $\overline{BC}$. Furthermore, triangle $ADE$ and trapezoids $DFGE$ and $FBCG$ all have the same perimeter. What is $DE+FG$?

[asy] size(180); pen dps = linewidth(0.7) + fontsize(10); defaultpen(dps); real s=1/2,m=5/6,l=1; pair A=origin,B=(l,0),C=rotate(60)*l,D=(s,0),E=rotate(60)*s,F=m,G=rotate(60)*m; draw(A--B--C--cycle^^D--E^^F--G); dot(A^^B^^C^^D^^E^^F^^G); label("$A$",A,SW); label("$B$",B,SE); label("$C$",C,N); label("$D$",D,S); label("$E$",E,NW); label("$F$",F,S); label("$G$",G,NW); [/asy]

$\textbf{(A) }1\qquad \textbf{(B) }\dfrac{3}{2}\qquad \textbf{(C) }\dfrac{21}{13}\qquad \textbf{(D) }\dfrac{13}{8}\qquad \textbf{(E) }\dfrac{5}{3}\qquad$

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