## Area Bounded by Intersecting Chords in a Circle

**Problem**

Chords *AB* and *CD* intersect each other at *E* inside the circle. *AE* = 8 cm, *CE* = 12 cm, and *DE* = 20 cm. If *AB* is the diameter of the circle, compute the area of *AEC*.

A. 61.04 cm^{2} |
C. 39.84 cm^{2} |

B. 52.05 cm^{2} |
D. 48.62 cm^{2} |