In rectangle *ABCD*, point *E* is the midpoint of *BC*. If the area of quadrilateral *ABED* is 2/3, what is the area of rectangle *ABCD*?

(A) 1/2

(B) 3/4

(C) 8/9

(D) 1

(E) 8/3

Level of difficulty E M

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With the given information, we can write that 3/4 * A = 2/3. Multiplying both sides by 4/3 allows us to solve for A, which equals 8/9, or choice C.

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