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Rotation and Area

Age 14 to 16 Short Challenge Level:

A has coordinates (4,4) and B is obtained by rotating A about the origin O through an angle of 135ยบ anti-clockwise.

Calculate the area of triangle AOB.


This problem is taken from the World Mathematics Championships
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