Problem #2318


Convex quadrilateral $ABCD$ has $AB=3$, $BC=4$, $CD=13$, $AD=12$, and $\angle ABC=90^{\circ}$, as shown. What is the area of the quadrilateral?

[asy] pair A=(0,0), B=(-3,0), C=(-3,-4), D=(48/5,-36/5); draw(A--B--C--D--A);  label("$A$",A,N); label("$B$",B,NW); label("$C$",C,SW); label("$D$",D,E); draw(rightanglemark(A,B,C,25)); [/asy]

$\textbf{(A)}\ 30\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 36\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 40\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 48\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 58.5$

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